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Eating The World's Mammals To Extinction

Hunting by humans is driving many of the world’s threatened mammals to extinction. Millions of people worldwide — often the very poor — rely on wild meat to survive. The Center for International Forestry Research said in 2008 that more than 1 miillion metric tons of bushmeat (the equivalent of 4 million cattle) was consumed annually in Central Africa alone. Wild meat, the report added, accounted for some 80 percent of protein and fat in the region’s rural diets.

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