“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…

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 …

A new study has found that more than 5 tons of bushmeat slips through Paris’ main airport each week.

This is the first time experts have documented how much bushmeat is smuggled into any European city. According to the Huffington Post, the research has been published in the journal Conservation Letters.

Experts …

Authorities have been trying to crack down on the smuggling of meat from certain animals for years.  Some people see the meat from animals such as bats, monkeys, and rodents as a food delicacy, but the illegal importation of such uninspected foods is cause for concern for public health officials and food regulatory agencies.

According …