Life Lessons

How China’s War on Sparrows Killed Millions of Humans

A hard lesson in ecology

Pathless Pilgrim
3 min readJan 8, 2024

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Photo by Namrata Shah on Unsplash

China’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ campaign is widely regarded as one of the biggest disasters in human history. Initiated in 1958 by Mao Zedong, leader of China’s Communist Party, the Great Leap Forward included an ambitious plan to transform agrarian rural economies into an industrialised…

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Pathless Pilgrim

Veteran Vegan. Bad Buddhist. Many things to many people... a complete enigma to myself