Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lions in Zimbabwe

Is this for real?

Aid agencies in Zimbabwe are providing tents and other forms of relief to hundreds of villagers fleeing attacks by lions.The lions have killed four people at Kanyemba on Zimbabwe’s northern border with Zambia.This is a full-scale humanitarian operation. According to the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs at least 100 families have fled their homes.

There is some sort of message in this. When civilisation breaks down, the wilderness breaks in?Or perhaps it is a reminder of what made human beings try to work together in the the first place. Maybe the preceived absense of real enemies is what has caused us to turn on each other.

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