An 18-month-study of remote human settlements deep in the Congolese jungle warns that chimpanzees are being subjected to a “wave of killing” by hunters pursuing them for bushmeat. One consequence is the continual growth in the number of “bushmeat orphans” – those infants who are too small to be killed for meat, and are often put on black market for sale as pets.
- Congolese chimpanzees face new ‘wave of killing’ for bushmeat (guardian.co.uk)
- Chimps Snare a Small Victory in the Bushmeat Battle (animals.change.org)
- Chimpanzees In Africa Outwit Human Hunters, Disarm Traps (huffingtonpost.com)
- Green light: Green mail, orphaned chimps and tar sands destruction (guardian.co.uk)