There Goes Bambi…
Saturday, August 12, 2006 7:03:21 AM
Just outside my door was a decapitated deer hung-up on a hook. Its attendants must have been busy selling parts of it early in the morning, as there was not much left of this poor deer aside from its bloodied head and hoofs.
As my kids and I looked on, I thought to myself...”Wow! This is not something I’d see too often back home...” It also reminded me of the time a few months ago when I had to dispose of our rabbit that had unfortunately died at home. Minutes after placing the dead rabbit in the garbage bin outside, I had witnessed in horror someone getting it out in triumph and running back home undoubtedly to cook it for that night’s dinner.
I am wondering, was that deer road-kill? Was it one of the deer from the local zoo that may have died from disease or an accident? It may have been raised for meat too but if it were, I would see deer meat for sale more regularly around here.
Anyway, one thing is for sure, nothing goes to waste in this country. There are no recycling programs here as you would find in the western world, as there is no real need for it. The poor pick every bit of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, etc., out of garbage bins as it all has some sort of value, either for their own use or for resale.
As I walked on to the supermarket to buy overly packaged food, another thought came to my mind…one man’s trash is certainly another man’s treasure…