Just which species made these feces?
If you’re like me, nothing makes you think of the Holy Land like donkey poop.
I mean, the donkeys are right there in the Nativity story, and where there are donkeys, there is, you know, leftover evidence of donkeys.
So, for a special souvenir of a visit to this special place, why not buy Holy Land donkey dung sealed in plastic, as seen in these actual photos taken near Nazareth?
Of course, being a skeptic by profession, I have to wonder what sort of regulatory system applies to the region’s tourism business.
* Is this all GENUINE Holy Land donkey poop?
* Could some of it be imported from Chinese donkeys?
* Could this just be worthless imitation donkey poop?
* Could it be from other beasts or…well, don’t go there.
Anyway, I’ll probably order some for gifts, but I’m going to want to see some kind of government certification.
Donkey dung sealed in plastic is displayed in Kfar Kedem in the Israeli village of Hoshaya, near the northern town of Nazareth December 22, 2008. The donkey dung is sold as a souvenir from the Holy Land. REUTERS/Baz Ratner