This little monkey went to market,
This little boy went to war,
This little boy has an A.K.,
This little elephant lives no more,
And this whole forest is silent, ka-boom, boom, boom, forever more.
Here is a key question: in war-torn Congo, has war increased bushmeat hunting?
Loss of domestic animals due to pillaging,
Loss of income due to economic collapse.
The demand exists – the hunters exist – and animals, ever rarer, can still be found.
I dedicate my nursery rhyme, above, to General Nkunda and all the many warlords that preceded him.