as an ironic post-script to the ghoulish gossip of the Halloween
holiday, ponder this macabre story from the Y Odd News roundup...
i'll leave it to you to decide how "charitable" you want to be in
judging this culture, starving and bored and destitute as they
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Hundreds of Tanzanians have flocked to the
country's annual goat races, a charity event pitting 60 of the beasts
in a series of heats before they are slaughtered.
Most of the goats end up in the abattoir after the competition to
raise money for water and farming projects, but winners get the
chance to decide their goat's fate.
"I am incredibly happy because my goat won the race," owner Joerg
Sonne said after the second race in the national stadium in the
commercial capital Dar-es-Salaam. "We will try to enter this one on
another race, or take it home."
Roasted goat meat is a popular food in Tanzania, where many people
scratch a living as peasant farmers in one of the world's poorest
Oddly Enough - UK Reuters
Tanzanian goats race for survival
Sat Nov 1