beating dead horsies...

Nancy Hensold hensold at ABIS.FMNH.ORG
Thu Dec 14 10:13:30 CST 1995

Just another anthropological aside: The recent allusion to the suffering of
the pangolin is poignant, in that pangolins are considered holy by certain
African secret societies, because of their passivity under attack. Their
response to danger makes them appear to be delivering themselves up
willingly to death. (I am not making this up).

>>two days out of three. Anyway, pangolins have suffered enough, especially
>>since being roasted and eaten in large quantities by John the Baptist,
>>and I must request that the readership of TAXACOM show more consideration
>>for this noble creature.
>Ben Waggoner
>Dept. of Integrative Biology
>University of California
>Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
>bmw at

Nancy Hensold
Department of Botany
Field Museum
Chicago, IL 60605
hensold at

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