Eating endangered animals
Incidence: In Africa, the eating of "bush meat" - wildlife taken for the dinner table - is commonplace. Apes' heads, hands and flesh are displayed alongside beef and pork in markets across the continent. Animal rights activists counted some 15,000 animal carcasses, including 293 chimps, in bush meat markets in Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo in one day in 1998. Monkey meat is prized amongst East Africans, usually smoked and is being illegally imported to countries with African immigrants, such as Belgium and London, UK.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 22.08.2002 – 00:00 CEST