Wodaabe - Chad
Wodaabe | Gerewol festival, Bossio, Chari-Baguirmi region | Chad, 2016
The imposing Zebu cattle and their gargantuan horns are the Wodaabe people’s most treasured possessions. The communities depend for their survival on their cattle. In the majority of cases the animals are not eaten
or sold, and only their milk is consumed. The herders are often heard to describe the zebus as ‘true’: they are ‘pretty’ and not ‘ugly like sheep’. The only time the cows are permitted to be ritualistically slaughtered is when it
is done to mark a particular life passage, such as certain births, weddings or even deaths.
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