Blindfolded Cow Twirling Around A Millstone

Blindfolded cow turning a millstone
Shot in the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A blindfolded cow was twirling around a stick that looked like a millstone

Unlike its neighbor, India, which is predominantly Hindu, Bangladesh is a predominantly Muslim country. For this reason, cows, which are treated with great care in India, are just cows in Bangladesh. A cow is just a cow, nothing more, nothing less.

A cow was being worked under roofs by the side of the road. I couldn't tell if it was drawing water from a well or turning a mortar like a millstone, but it kept turning the sticks. It was as if it was spinning a mysterious stick that slaves spin in comic books. It must have been complicated for Cow to think that if it had been born in a neighboring country, it would not have been forced to do this kind of work.

The cows were blindfolded, probably to keep them from being distracted. The cow, who couldn't see anything, just kept turning the stick. It seemed to be overworked, but it was working patiently. It can't escape, so it has no choice. I wonder what animal rights activists would think if they saw this kind of system. I'm sure they would be surprised.

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Sep 2014 ANIMAL BANGLADESH

Where is Rangpur?

PHOTO DATA

No

8761

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

September 8, 2014

Modified On

January 4, 2021

Place

Rangpur, Bangladesh

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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