Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Lions free kidnapped girl

Another CNN article, this one about Ethopia and a sensational story. A 12yr old girl was kidnapped and beaten to force her into marriage. Some lions chased off her abductors and guarder her until Police and family came. While it's quite cool that the lions did this (kinda like the Brookfield Zoo incident) there's a much bigger problem at hand.
"The United Nations estimates that more than 70 percent of marriages in Ethiopia are by abduction, practiced in rural areas where the majority of the country's 71 million people live."
Take a moment to think of that, and wonder how frightening it must be for not only the women but the families. While I'm not trying to say it's wrong, as that's not really the point, it is a pretty sad state of affairs.