Agatha Muagura speaks softly to the chicken she has selected to slaughter as part of a training exercise at the Africa University farm in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Muagura, a freshman agriculture student from Mozambique, wants to be a farmer. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
By Kathy L. Gilbert
April 10, 2017 | MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS)
Freshman Agatha Muagura whispers to the plump white chicken she is cradling in her arms. The bird is remarkably docile after being chased down, swung around by its feet and shoved on top of a scale for weighing.
Next lesson for Muagura — slaughtering and pulling out the innards. Next step for the chicken — Africa University dining hall.
Even though it is the end of the road for the chicken, really, until today, that chicken had a happy life.