BUSHMEAT 7: At the Source in Congo’s forest

A few weeks ago Crispin accompanied a hunting party from Tshombe Kilima. They were checking snare lines and hunting for monkeys with 12 caliber shotguns at the same time. This black-fronted duiker was found live in a snare trap.

hunting party from Tshombe Kilima
The hunting group that took off together from Tshombe Kilima.


  1. sick!
    Posted 2009-05-16 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    thats just disgusting, why not just kill the poor thing. Have nothing against them making a living of hunting animals but why cause unnessesery stress and pain?

  2. Terese Hart
    Posted 2009-05-16 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Yes, and it was a little brutal of me to post this on the web but I can’t get over the frustration that this is happening hundreds of times every week until the forests are empty. Then it happens no more. They tell me that an animal in a snare trap generally struggles for two days before dying, and then generally has at least one broken leg. So posting this sort of thing may be a cry into a vacuum…. but maybe ….
    And some good news : All snares are being cleaned out of this part of the Bangengele forest. Great cooperation from the chefs and elders!!

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