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Deadly African Ebola Virus Linked to Bushmeat

“There’s a live animal caught in a poacher’s snare!” yelled Isaac Maina as he took off running through the bush to reach it. Maina leads the African Network for Animal Welfare’s monthly “desnaring” operations, removing snares in areas of Kenya where poaching is rampant. Guns are illegal for most people in Kenya, so poachers seeking… Continue Reading

‘Bushmeat’ Carries Risky Microbes, Study Says

The U.S. is a major consumer of illegally imported African “bushmeat” and other wildlife products – and of the perilous microbial zoo that frequently accompanies those products. That’s the bottom line of a study published this week in the online journal PLoS ONE. Bushmeat describes meat parts from exotic African wildlife species, including baboons and… Continue Reading