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Why bushmeat is best for Africa

Posted 09-16-2014 at 12:33 AM by pbmaise


The more likely reason Africans are told not to eat bushmeat. The Western world largely believes Africans are out hunting every last animal to extinction, and eating great apes and gorillas. To a point they are partly correct. However, most hunters know, if they shoot too many animals today, that they will starve tomorrow.

The African plains are big and provide an abundant resource to enjoy properly. Destroying animal natural habitat is not in Africa's long term best interests.
Switching to domesticated live stock is a poor idea. Confined livestocks overgraze areas instead of naturally migrating. Further fencing and defending domestic livestock prevents wild animals from movement. The result is an ever smaller area for wild animals that overgraze.

Defending parcels of land to raise lifestock means guns.

In the long run all lands in Africa will be destroyed.

When a Westerner thumbs his nose at perfectly healthy lean bushmeat, turn his ignorant head to look at Brazil. In Brazil the rainforest are being chopped away so he can enjoy his cheap beef burgers.

After felling all the trees and destroying all the wildlife, thale exposed soil supports cattle just a few years. Then, the land is ruined.

Now about this Ebola thing. Yes it is scary and deadly. Westerners are running around claiming it is from bushmeat.

However, do you know they are not telling you one big fact. Dogs. Yes dogs. 156 dogs tested positive for Ebola antigens. That means at one point these dogs had active Ebola viruses swimming in their bodies. 31.8% of dogs near an outbreak were positive.

We all know dogs are running around eating every bit of rotting raw meat and then licking the faces of children.

People are a kazillion bazillion times more likely to get Ebola from a dog than a fully cooked lean piece of bushmeat.

Okay what to do.

1. Talk.
2. Look.
3. Question.
4. Meet.
5. Ask what best preserves healthy animals for Africa's future?
6. Broadcast conclusions.
7. Act.

Now over to you Jackie
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