August 26, 2014

Smuggled Bushmeat: Ebola's Back Door to U.S.?

Flynn & Scutti, Newsweek

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Bushmeat, which can range from bat to monkey to lion, including a number of endangered species, is beloved by many African-born Americans, despite the fact that it is illegal in the U.S. In the Bronx, the high price (up to $100 for six or seven pounds, Appiah tells us) attached to bushmeat (or viande de brousse, as it is known in the French-speaking world) indicates a luxury indulgence in the same way illegally imported caviar might for Russian émigrés in Brooklyn.

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TAGGED: Ebola, Bushmeat, Africa

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