August 17, 2022
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Scientists caution against giving animals as gifts to developing countries

Jane Goodall says such donations can have unintended consequences, especially where water is scarce

It’s the classic gift given by do-gooding family members at Christmas but Jane Goodall and other scientists have warned that people should think twice before giving a donation of a goat or heifer to a developing country.

Charity gifts, where the recipient is informed their present is an animal to help feed a family in an impoverished area, have been popular for decades.

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