Blame it on media frenzy surrounding the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic. Or, perhaps, something got lost in the translation of news reports suggesting that the origins of SARS was in animal to human cross contamination.
In any case, the picture sent to us by a reader and accompanying this article at balidiscovery.com, demonstrates that local farmers in Bali and Lombok have decided to play a role in preventing the spread of the dreaded virus.
Before anyone suggests that "cow masks" represent an unnecessary and extreme step in the fight to prevent the spread of the deadly disease, please remember that Bali and Lombok remain officially free of the SARS infection.
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