Media Info: Facts & Question Sheet
It is estimated that 90% of Americans have no idea why the meat of endangered animals such as closest living relative, the chimpanzee, is showing up on restaurant menus! Or why wild chimpanzees may hold the cure for AIDS!
The general public does not know how the timber industry is killing the forest; NOT with chain saws but with shotguns!
And very few are aware where the bushmeat crisis is happening and they have no idea that there are forms of it happening in America!
Why are the governments of these countries turning a blind eye to the problem?
Why are timber companies the backbone of the bushmeat industry?
Who is eating the meat of endangered animals? Why are they paying 3 to 4 times the cost of beef and pork?
How does 1 million metric tons (equal to 400,000 cattle) of endangered animal meat cross though Heathrow Airport every year virtually undetected? And where is it going?
Consider the origins of AIDS, Ebola and SARS. What other diseases do these non-domesticated animals carry that can jump to humans? What type of new plagues may we be facing?
What happens to the babies of these primate families when the adults are slaughtered for their meat? Who cares for them? What happens to them when they are no longer small and easy to manage?
What are conservation groups doing to stop this? Which groups are doing what?
How can controlled hunting actually help save the animals?
And why are not we hearing more about it in the media?
What is Barbara Davis doing with a novel about the subject?
Barbara’s interviews grab and captivate audiences and interviewers alike. She can explain and discuss varies aspects and the controversies surrounding the bushmeat industry with compassion and a levelheaded perspective; all the while exposing Africa’s dirty secret.
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Barbara Davis author of
Darkside of Debonair - The Bushmeat trade