Scientists believe that a function of a zebra’s stripes is to deter insects, so a team or researchers painted black and white stripes on several cows and discovered that it reduced the number of biting flies landing on the cows by more than 50%.
Neato. I do not understand why this is not a widespread practice if it produces that level of efficacy. It sounds to me like the right thing to do. But maybe there are just too many cows to do it properly. Sigh.