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Above the noise in Aroumd

April 12th 2019
Even the loftiest of mountains begins on the ground ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling south from Marrakesh to Aroumd. We left Marrakesh around 9am and drove through the city with the snow-capped High Atlas looming on the horizon. This alluring and pervasive mountain range dominates the southern skyline of Marrakesh, and it wasn’t long befo ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Aroumd

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
1st October 2019

Confronting Indeed
I recently witnessed animal sacrifice in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. When I came back home, I was amazed at how squeamish my meat eating friends were when I showed them my photos and videos. I asked: where do you think your meat comes from? They preferred not to think about it. We have such a double standard in the west... our food industry discourages is from thinking about where our food really comes from. Sights such as these may be confronting but it is at least more honest.
2nd October 2019

Re: Confronting Indeed
I agree with you… we are encouraged to have a sanitised view of our food industry, but if we want to eat meat, we should be prepared to see how sad that reality is for many animals! However, there is a very wide spectrum of issues at play – facing the reality of abattoirs in once thing, but coming to terms with the animal welfare issues that many associate with halal/ritual animal slaughter is another entirely. There are no easy answers.

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