Thursday, June 22, 2006

last stand of the Bushmen

Appeal from the Bushmen of the Kalahari
This is our home, the home of our ancestors, which we have inherited from our forefathers. Our ancestors have not told us to move on. This is our ancestral land. Now we are not allowed to hunt and gather food, which we do in order to live. They have prevented us from doing this, therefore how can we survive? This is our way. This is our culture. We survive off this land that feeds us. The government have stolen our goats and banned our way of life. The government lie, they do not tell the truth, we do not choose to move, we choose to stay and live on our land. - Letter from the Bushmen of the Kalahari

If you want to take action, you can write to the Botswana government or the UK government to protest. Also visit Survival's How you can help page.

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