Happy Humpday! November 1, 2017

“While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows – and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.” This is the beginning of an article coming from Deutsche Welle, or “DW,” a broadcasting company out of Germany.

The article goes on to quote a local, a woman named Mariam Maalim, “My husband and I had over a hundred cattle until 2005. But as the climate became drier in this region, the cows stopped producing milk, and twenty to thirty of our cows even died every year,” says 45-year-old Maalim, dressed in a blue hijab. “This made us decide to shift to camels as they survive without water for over two ­weeks. They continue to give milk, and although they become weak and skinny, they won’t die.”

A story celebrating human perseverance as well as the camel’s ability to survive, but this is also reminder of our effect on climate worldwide.

 

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