Snake catchers co-operative

Meeting round a table on the top floor of solar panelled coop offices in Manchester today, I had my first meeting as a member of the Board of the Co-operative College. Lively, unpredictable and very international.

My favourite post from the College website, by Stirling Smith, tells the story of the Irula snake catchers co-operative inTamil Nadu in India. To make a serum against snake bite, you need the venom and to get venom, local people formed a co-operative.

The snakes are looked after though, as if not, they would eat the rats.

Then you’d need a rat catchers co-op.

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