Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:20

Holy cow!

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Your old mate has heard of the saying ‘pigs might fly’, but now reckons it should also refer to their bovine cousins actually lifting off.

News is out about a Qatar businessman’s plans to airlift 4000 dairy cows into the isolated country to counter the effects of a blockade by its Middle Eastern neighbours. Qatari businessman Moutaz Al Khayyat says it will take up to 60 flights to fly in the bovines, which he bought in Australia and the US. The dairy cows will meet the demand for fresh milk and dairy primarily in Qatar’s capital Doha. The tiny, oil-rich Gulf state was plunged into a socioeconomic crisis early in June after neighbouring Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates blockaded the country, which they accused of supporting Islamist terrorist groups.

 
 
 

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