Fresh meat is scares on Saba. Some people make an effort to alleviate this by importing a bull, feed him properly, then slaughter him and sell the meat to friends and family. Raising a bull on Saba takes a lot work as the owner has to collect grass, transport it to the bull, ensure that he has possibilities to get out of the sun, provide water, etc. It is much harder work than the meat factories that one finds in Holland.
In the early days, when a bull arrived in Fort Bay, they walked him up the road to his new living quarters. Today this seems to be too much work. The picture shows a new bull arriving on Saba this week and how he is being transported.
Raising a bull is closely is part of the Saban culture. In many families the kids were given the possibility to raise their own bull. The profit made when the meat was sold would be saved to use later for starting a life of their own. Bulls were treasures and it was important to take good care of them.
These days Dutch laws are applicable on Saba and that includes those laws that specify may not be suffer. It is getting time that the authorities take note of these laws and apply them, certainly when live animals are treated in the way shown below.
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