OT(way) Salt workers threaten wild ass habitat

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Salt workers threaten wild ass habitat

By Bharat Desai

The Times of India News Service
DHRANGADHRA (Gujarat): Devji Dhamecha isn't a popular man in the Little Rann. Coming from an agaria (salt worker) family, he was expected to protect the interest of the community, which braves hostile conditions in the vast desert expanse to produce salt worth nearly Rs 100 crore annually.

But Devji has decided to root for the Indian Wild Ass, whose habitat has been threatened by the salt industry thriving within the 5,000 sq km earmarked in 1973 as the only wild ass sanctuary in the country.

I thought this might be an Indian equivalent to Jeff Foxworthy "Redneck" jokes, but alas, it was an article about donkeys.

-- Possible Impact (posim@hotmail.com), January 30, 2000


"wild ass habitat"

For a minute there I thought you were talking about my home.

-- ain't no jackass (wild@ass.habitat), January 30, 2000.

Heh, I thought they were talking about your house too!

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 30, 2000.

Lame attempt at Humor: You might be a Redneck if you think a wild ass habitat is your local bar...

I know......

-- Irving (irvingf@myremarq.com), January 30, 2000.

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