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Joeyjackal
A small varmint that barks 47% of the time!
09:17 PM on 01/11/2012
I suppose it will take another outbreak of something equally horrible or worst than Ebola or HIV as far as symptoms and/or likelihood of transmission for us to take these instances of casual introduction of harmful micro-organisms from other species through their ingestion in the pursuit of human curiosity in the realm of affairs of the palate or culinary before we learn our lesson and seriously re-examine this practice.
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jp83
You're gramur and speling are impenetrable
03:22 PM on 02/10/2012
I agree. People never seem to change until they are taken to the "very edge of possible destruction."
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Catherine Lynch Monks
If you don't vote don't complain
09:09 PM on 01/11/2012
Zombie apocalypse anyone?
06:50 PM on 01/12/2012
ok!!! thats what im saying! thats exactly whats will happen if this country continues to eat "bushmeat". who knew that there was even a market for that stuff! gross!!!!!!!
08:52 PM on 01/11/2012
We need a much larger and well-trained, dedicated team of import discoverers covering all vessels and containers. Unlike what Vilask is doing over at his agency, we need to turn this genetically modified food and imports of foods around. Make them safer, not less safe. All these rich corporate boys are Lobbying to reduce protections to the American Food Chain. When will the government get it? WE LIKE OUR FOOD and WATER PROTECTED, OUR SOIL Organic. Where is our CONGRESS - the baboons?
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Cupik
FAUX-free Alaskan.
08:45 PM on 01/11/2012
ya think? Don't need to read article to know the obvious.
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wesdfs
mad as a hatter
08:35 PM on 01/11/2012
I thought cooking the meat until its 350 on the inside would kill the deseases-----not that I would eat it--Its just a thought
07:18 PM on 01/12/2012
I think that they leave the meat to rot a bit, to the point where it's beyond being able to kill any diseases breeding in it.

As a side note, the term "bushmeat" sounds a bit naughty.
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mudshark12
Now who are you jiving with that cosmik debris?
08:18 PM on 01/11/2012
Two quotations from an excellent example of a well written article by Lynne Peeples:

"Overall, an estimated three of every four emerging infectious diseases in humans originate in wildlife. As HuffPost reported last month, the live wildlife trade can also expose humans to infectious diseases such as monkeypox, bird flu and rat bite fever."

"A person handling meat may be directly exposed to an animal's blood and internal tissues, which Pavlin said "could be extremely dangerous, particularly as the bushmeat being prepared may be 'double-dead.'" In other words, the animal may have initially died from disease before being found and processed for consumption. This is the scenario that likely gave rise to the deadly Ebola virus."

Don't this make your mouth just water for Bush Meat? Its to die for, yum!

Actually I'm glad I haven't eaten yet, as the thought of this makes me violently ill. One would have to be certifiably insane to eat this awful so-called "food".
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Patricia Russell
We are sorry, your micro-bio did not meet our guid
08:15 PM on 01/11/2012
Being a vegetarian, it's not my problem.
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anitaroosevelt
want some Ayn Rand with those fries?
08:33 PM on 01/11/2012
Actually, the diseases can spread to humans and then so on and so on.........viruses mutate.
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Chad Wheeler
06:25 PM on 01/12/2012
So you are not a vegetarian out of concern for animals?
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TAIsabel
Suffer no fools.
08:13 PM on 01/11/2012
Who the hell eats bushmeat in the US?!
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anitaroosevelt
want some Ayn Rand with those fries?
08:32 PM on 01/11/2012
Immigrants from countries that do eat bushmeat and some gourmets (?)

I don't understand it either.
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TAIsabel
Suffer no fools.
08:43 PM on 01/11/2012
I travelled in East Africa on Safari and the only game meat I ate during the entire month I was there was zebra and antelope. Not once was primate or rodent offered anywhere.
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Dinkum Olam
01:03 AM on 01/12/2012
gourmet dead rotting flesh.....yummmeeeeee !

really?
05:26 AM on 01/12/2012
I actually eat bushmeat on a weekly basis. Every friday my family & I gather & enjoy eachothers company over a delicious plate of bushmeat! It is the newest trend of things going on here in Chicago. I extremely reccomend it Isabel, it is the tastiest thing in the world!
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flowereater
Proceed, Governor . . .
08:11 PM on 01/11/2012
Oh, please say it ain't so. I clicked on the little picture with hopes that I was not seeing right. What the capital F are people thinking? Humans are the most disgraceful species on the planet since we supposedly have the capacity to reason. Whoever supports this are the true primates . . . that is primitive.
05:27 AM on 01/12/2012
You should try it before you knock it Ms. FLOWEREATER!
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AMERICA REPORTS
Tell the truth-sets you free
08:06 PM on 01/11/2012
Oh my Lord, biological warfare! Totally gross, for the hunger in America, because when entry to a foreign land you must adapt to the countryman's laws!
Now if visiting off to the foreign land you are a diplomat, then you must conform to the country statues and laws also!
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Amy Lindelof
07:44 PM on 01/11/2012
If they are aware that the meat must be illegally smuggled to this country, why are they not aware of the risks of cross-contamination?
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moroccantreasures
07:30 PM on 01/11/2012
I loved the dried sheep in morocco but man those monkey pics about made me loose my dinner and eating herpes WOW catching all those things from food I need spring to come early to get back to gardening thanks PETA I might not eat meat for a couple meals LOL :)
07:30 PM on 01/11/2012
Of course Bush meat is toxic....everything a Bush touches is toxic...
11:41 PM on 01/11/2012
You then must be toxic-free since it is quite apparent that you've never been near a bush, or even a shaved one at that...
05:28 AM on 01/12/2012
Lol!
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Robert Fanney
Scribbler
07:13 PM on 01/11/2012
Very bad practice. All the more reason for an empowered FDA.
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one1byke
Easy no Man.
07:08 PM on 01/11/2012
.... you can only slaughter animals the American Way... after it's taxed!
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Chad Wheeler
06:46 PM on 01/12/2012
Or after it's declared legal to slaughter and not endangered.
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one1byke
Easy no Man.
09:02 PM on 01/12/2012
Right. Far Right.