CATTLE WARS

The Northern Rangelands of Kenya have often been the site of conflicts between tribal communities and those seeking to protect wildlife. More people have been killed in cattle wars than by terrorism. Critics say cattle-rustling raids are often instigated by corrupt politicians who accumulate large herds to launder money from the ivory and arms trade and other corrupt ventures. Meanwhile, the accumulation of large herds threatens the native grasslands, home to both wild and domestic animals. Can a more enlightened approach save lives and the fragile northern ecosystem?

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