Thursday, February 18, 2010

When cows fly

Photo essay: Yes, those are cows attached to a crane.

Global Post, November 9, 2009

PENGHU, Taiwan — Each day, ferries ply the waters between the 90 small islands and islets of Taiwan's Penghu archipelago. They bring a cargo of humans, pigs, scooters, cars and daily necessities, such as Taiwan Beer.

And cows.

Penghu's bovines are raised and fattened on the grasslands of the small islands here, then transported to market by ferry. Workers put a harness on each cow, lifting it on and off the ferry with a crane. The process involves much cursing, yelling, smacking and kicking the cows, who shy away from the harness and don't appear to enjoy the mid-air ride.

Would you?

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