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  •  I'm concerned about the illegal trade in bushmeat (5+ / 0-)

    into Europe.  

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    by bkamr on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 03:14:03 PM PDT

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    •  Well, that would be Darwinian self-selection (1+ / 0-)
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      ... at work, wouldn't it? People who choose to illegally import bushmeat will end up killing themselves and their families as a direct result of their animal cruelty fetish. It's doubly unfortunate that they'd also likely kill off a number of innocent people, but at least they and their ilk would be forever consigned to the dung heap of history.

    •  An important an legitimate concern bkamr. (1+ / 0-)
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      You are not the only one.

      Sadly, we may soon see an over reaction shutting down much trade from Africa as well as a major drop off of tourism, trade and other travel.

      No one has written about it yet, but if health authorities do not get this epidemic contained PDQ, which is looking increasingly unlikely, the whole region, and perhaps continent of Africa may suffer an economic disaster even bigger than this immediate health disaster.

      If there is sufficient interest I may form a special interest group to follow this.

      I'm not sure if it should be just Ebola, of Global Epidemics, Food Supply, and other Environmental and Health Issues?

      "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

      by HoundDog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 04:10:49 PM PDT

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