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UN General Assembly Considers Naming 2016 the 'Year of the Camelid'

UN General Assembly Considers Naming 2016 the 'Year of the Camelid'

The UN General Assembly is set to debate whether to name 2016 as the Year of the Camelid.

The resolution, sponsored by Bolivia, reads in part:

Noting that camelids are strictly herbivorous, even-toed ungulate mammals that first appeared in America 45 million years ago, 

Recognizing the economic and cultural importance of camelids in the lives of the people living in the areas where they are domesticated and used as a source of food and wool and as pack animals, 

Convinced of the need to raise awareness at all levels to promote the protection of camelids and the consumption of the goods produced from these mammals in a sustainable manner…

The resolution encourages governments to take advantage of the Year of the Camelid to “promote awareness among the public of the economic and cultural important…”  The resolution then asks for money to support the Year of the Camelid.

What is a camelid? According to the resolution, “there are six living species of camelids, namely, dromedary camels, bactrian camels, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos….”

In case anyone thinks such a thing is frivolous, 2013 was the Year of Crystallography and 2014 is the Year of Quinoa.

As to the current Bolivian resolution, one UN expert told Breitbart News, “That’s just Bolivia being Bolivia.” 

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