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Thief

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This is a print from one of the blocks I cut during my time in DR Congo in the fall of 2012.
There’s an interesting relationship in remote forest villages between hunting, farming, and predation. Hunters are emptying the forest of valuable species like elephants and river hogs, and in their absence agriculture becomes more viable (both species are notorious destroyers of fields). However, their absence also means an increase in people’s reliance on domestic animals like chickens and goats, which attract opportunistic leopards from the nearby forest. A missing chicken can lead to many a recrimination, with no-one happy save the well-fed thief.



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