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Ylva Lundkvist Fridh # Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:31

Comment by Ylva Lundkvist Fridh on reflection by Camilla Winqvist 24.3 Current debates

Hi Camilla!

It is interesting to hear that you have such a strong personal relation to 4H farms and your analysis connected to it. You have some extra insight to how 4H present their purpose.

It is true what you say about how the role of an animal, from production entity to house pet – from wild to domesticated and then wild again, can change over time and space. And we do not seem to realise it. It occurs to me that maybe we tend to think of rabbits and goats as more “cute” just because we usually do not see them as dead muscles (meat) in supermarkets. Maybe we would think of rabbits as less cute and pigs as more cozy if our food traditions were different in this part of the world?

At the farm you also reflected on the sorts of insects and other wild animals that live in symbiotic relation to the 4H farms. That was an interesting observation to me. The boarders are not at all as obvious as we try to make them.