DC reader Dr S. Vikram, MDS, is a dentist and a consultant at a private hospital
Wildlife Week celebrations have no meaning when rampant poaching of birds takes place in close proximity to forest offices.
The state forest office is situated in Saidapet - Panagal Maligai -which is 2 km from Adyar but poachers hunt birds like koel and myna and squirrel in large numbers daily.
Once I saw a boy having five koels, four mynas and four squirrels in a bag. I followed him on Kasturiba Nagar main road and saw him hunt with his catapult.
This is a common happening in Indra Nagar, Kasturiba Nagar and Gandhi Nagar because these places have a good number of trees.
I even see small boys, many being narikuravas in the age group of 9-18 years, using catapult to hunt squirrels....