Foreign News: Sacrifice

In Santa Cruz province last week the sky darkened with the smoke of dozens of fires and the air was heavy with a dreadful stench. Down the dusty roads moved interminable flocks of sheep bleating mournfully, to converge in great corrals. In the corrals stood gauchos, their flapping diaper-like chiripa about their legs, swinging pole axes. Each time a sheep fell other gauchos were ready to pile the carcasses on the crackling, reeking bonfires. Thus Santa Cruz sheep ranchers wilfully destroyed 60,000 fine sheep for which they could find no markets.

From Buenos Aires the Ministry of Agriculture reported that, despite every...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!