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COVID-19 spoils appetite for wild meat

Even for indigenous societies that live deep in the forests with few alternative sources of food, wild meat can still be hard to come by, as it was not necessarily sold directly to the communities that consumed it, said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

“Urban consumers don’t need to eat these wild animals as they have access to many other forms of protein or fat. This ‘luxury’ consumption of wildlife by urbanites has no raison d’être and should be stopped,” Nasi told the Post in a recent email.
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