E.U. fishing subsidies drive illegal bushmeat trade in West Africa Heavy European Union subsidies for fishing fleets off the coast of West Africa are driving the illegal bushmeat trade in the region, to devastating effect. As Euros eat more of their fish, there's less left for West Africans, who turn to bushmeat -- or the meat of wild animals, including gorillas and other primates -- for food. This, in turn, leads to all sorts of nastiness. "Recent collapses of mammal populations in some areas of West Africa have been linked to geographic patterns of poverty and malnourishment," write researchers in …
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