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While reading my usual news sites this morning (afternoon) I came across this and this.

"Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: at least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts."

I suppose an African safari vacation would be a no-no for me.
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oh. my. god.
never, never go to sub-saharan africa, cabbage!

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It wasn't very high on my must-see-before-I-die list but I always thought it would be interesting. I feel a bit bad about being flippant regarding the deaths of those poor people and focusing on myself. Ah well, such the cabbage.
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Its too hot and sunny there anyway - we need to go find those unpopulated cold, dark places in the world.

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Hear hear! I'm all for dark and cold, especially if there's rain involved. Snow not so much though.

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i can't even comprehend the horror of that sentence. it's going to haunt me now. that's just, wow. o.o is right. (over here from a comment you made on [ profile] tree's haircut decision post. loved your icon, so wanted to check you out. ;) turns out you share a birthday with my bf as well as the prof i work with, so happy almost birthday!)

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Hi there!

Sadly, it's become a big issue in Africa, apparently they have a disproportionate number afflicted with albinism and the prices are really high for their body parts. It's quite depressing.

Er, sorry about that, I don't think you popped over for a lecture, it's just a big issue with me. Thank you very much for the birthday wishes and the icon love! Yours is great too, very art nouveau. Oh and happy holidays, too!

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not a lecture, just information i did not know before. i don't know why i'm continuously surprised by human cruelty, but i am. :/ thanks for the holiday wishes :)


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