A disheartening event happened when spectators attempt to capture and bring back the butterflies at an butterfly exhibition in Henan Province. This event held on 28 September showcased over 10000 butterflies and 100 species According to a report in Rocketnews webpage.
After the exhibit finished, the plan was to release 10,000 butterflies into a netted area so that people could see them up close and without the nuisance of cages. Unfortunately for the organizers, they didn’t predict that the gathered crowd would attempt to take the butterflies home with them.
People scrambled to get closer and nab a butterfly for themselves, but that just caused more and more of the butterflies to be killed.
Organizers and butterfly lovers urged the crowds to stop trying to take them for themselves, but many wouldn’t listen, even resorting to looting the insects still in display cages. Cries of “Butterflies are also living creatures. We must protect all animals,” were heard, but most people didn’t seem to care.
It seems like you shouldn’t have to be told to not take the butterflies home with you. But we guess that important lesson was completely ignored at this science exhibit. Better luck next year?
Crowd trying to catch the butterflies
It’s sad to see them smile while destroying nature.
Dead butterflies… really disheartening