Maasai Being Kicked Off Their Land in TanzaniaSubmitted by MarkV on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 00:22
After 9/11, a Maasai warrior was so moved by the suffering in America, that he gave the American people a gift of 15 cows. In the Maasai culture, this is a fantastic sacrifice and a great honor. Now the Maasai are threatened with eviction from their ancestral lands by the government of Tanzania, which wants to take their land for a hunting preserve where powerful Middle Eastern princes and dictators can pay to shoot big game, such as lions and leopards. Avaaz.org is circulating a petition worldwide in opposition to this land grab. Please consider signing this petition, linked below. Thank you!
The petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_maasai/?bPaWkcb&v=17109
The story of the 15 cows: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/694042/posts
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