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Villagers inspect the carcass of a cow they slaughtered after it swallowed more than 10 kilograms of plastic bags and became critically bloated in a village near Narouk, Kenya. This discovery came at the cost of two cattle in a culture that values livestock highly. In the dry, near desert conditions of drought stricken Kenya, discarded plastic bags are eaten by cows while grazing. Here the dead calf is removed from the birth sack. Maasai wealth is derived from the cattle owned, the land, and the number of children born to support the family busines, which is cattle and goats.

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Villagers inspect the carcass of a cow they slaughtered after it swallowed more than 10 kilograms of plastic bags and became critically bloated in a village near Narouk, Kenya.  This discovery came at the cost of two cattle in a culture that values livestock highly. In the dry, near desert conditions of drought stricken Kenya, discarded plastic bags are eaten by cows while grazing. Here the dead calf is removed from the birth sack. Maasai wealth is derived from the cattle owned, the land, and the number of children born to support the family busines, which is cattle and goats.