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Of cows, camels and ‘charity insurance’ on Kenya’s Somali frontier—The Economist

Of cows, camels and ‘charity insurance’ on Kenya’s Somali frontier–The Economist

Takaful insurance policy holder in Wajir, northern Kenya

Bashir Ibrahim Mohamed, Takaful Insurance of Africa policy holder. Ibrahim is the father of Hassan Bashir, the CEO of TIA (photo credit: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale).

‘As well as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-old father. A payment at a ceremony for herders in Wajir, a town near Kenya’s border with Somalia, settled an argument dating back…

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paintedgoat:

lurch-deeann:

1960s? 1970s? I Milked A Dairy Goat pinback.  Not sure exactly why this existed, but I’m pretty glad it did.

Cute little nubian goat! I want to give these to the little kids who come over.

paintedgoat:

lurch-deeann:

1960s? 1970s? I Milked A Dairy Goat pinback.  Not sure exactly why this existed, but I’m pretty glad it did.

Cute little nubian goat! I want to give these to the little kids who come over.

biomedicalephemera:

Man (Homo sapiens sapiens), Cow (Bos taurus), and Ram (Ovis aries)
The structure of the ruminant animals varies considerably. It’s important for the artist to recognize the vertebral layout and rib structure, even of animals that are covered in thick wool or fur. Wild bovids (such as bison) and aurochs have extended cervical vertebrae that form a “hump” over their shoulders.
A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, 1860.

biomedicalephemera:

Man (Homo sapiens sapiens), Cow (Bos taurus), and Ram (Ovis aries)

The structure of the ruminant animals varies considerably. It’s important for the artist to recognize the vertebral layout and rib structure, even of animals that are covered in thick wool or fur. Wild bovids (such as bison) and aurochs have extended cervical vertebrae that form a “hump” over their shoulders.

A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame. B. Waterhouse Hawkins, 1860.

(via biomedicalephemera)

Having your cake and eating it too—Working both the production and consumption ends of ‘the meat question’

Having your cake and eating it too–Working both the production and consumption ends of ‘the meat question’

I and the Village, by Marc Chagall, 1911 (via Wikipaintings).

The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) site has published (10 Apr 2014) an interesting comment on an interesting paper by Petr Havlík et al., Climate change mitigation through livestock system transitions, published in Feb 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Several of the co-authors of this paper are…

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