Aware, Awake & Arise: Issues that concern the region

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Identity tags for mithuns in Arunachal

Believe it or not, 95 per cent of the quarrels — at times bloodbath — in rural Arunachal Pradesh is over the ownership of mithun (bos frontails) — the state animal considered to be a symbol of wealth. One man’s effort to stop the bad blood has resulted in a unique project in the state — implanting microchips to identify the animals.

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