Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Livestock and Cattle in Rwanda

Here is a quick taste that in my mind gives the best overall representation of subsistence or just more than subsistence farming in Rwanda. Instead of ranchers having hundreds of cows, as in the US, they have one. It is surprising to see just one cow, in a little pen, but that is relatively common. Keep in mind, chickens and goats are more common because the cost less, so having a cow is a luxury and sign of wealth.
For me seeing this 3/4 size cow alone in this wooden pen and knowing the wealth even it represents, makes me sad. We have it so well in this country. If for no other reason than we have so much land.

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