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Fascinating! My favorite was Chad. Their favorite dish was fresh mutton and no meat in sight in the groceries, which must mean they slaughter their own meat.

Yes, raising their own meat is pretty common there. It's one of the reasons they tend to have more of a plant based diet. It can be expensive to raise animals to eat them. It's more common for them to raise animals for what they can get from them without killing them.

When DD#2 was in high school, she and her youth group raised money to buy farm animals for villages in various countries through Heifer International. It was an awesome program with sponsors purchasing cows, goats, and chickens for a family in a village. The family in turn, would raise chickens and share both eggs and chickens with the other villagers. Same with the goats and cows. The idea being that once you provide them with seed stock, they can then be more self sufficient.

When we lived in Libya, there were camels for sale in the marketplace that were slaughtered for food after they had outlived their usefulness as pack animals.

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