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also am I the only one who thinks it's fucking nauseating (in a non illness sort of way!) to eat a fucking monkey. Because oh my fuck.
I wouldn't mind trying monkey. I don't want to eat just any random bushmeat of course, because ebola and shit, but FDA approved monkey? Hell yeah! I'll try it once.
I remember back in college, we had this big ol' coffee table book all about bushmeat. Page after page of glossy photos of gorilla heads sitting on top of piles of viscera and racks of ribs. I guess it was supposed to gross people out and make us all aware of how savage and backwards those crazy West Africans are, but I must admit, it made me curious. Maybe not hungry, but curious enough to give it a shot.
hey I wonder what the YT comments are like...
It's my (very limited) understanding that monkeys who get ebola die from it, but fruit bats are just a carrier and they don't get sick, they just spread the virus to other hosts. The fruit bats are probably the biggest problem. But eating something that looks like a little hairy human is still super fucked up.
I was a fan of the Ebola Outbreak long before they took on Monkey Meat as their lead singer. Couldn't score tickets to their Liberia show, though.
Monkey for meat or for pet.
So glad I watched this for lunch.
So the main cause of the ebola outbreak is the population refusing to acknowledge it's existence.
I guess Darwin was right.
An ebola outbreak is clearly happening, but checking the numbers, it's not as serious as the Western media implies. Over the last six months, there have been less than two thousand cases (only half that number confirmed), and this in an area inhabited by roughly twenty million people. That is an abnormally high incident rate for ebola, but it's hardly AIDS or the bubonic plague, and there is no chance of it driving Africans to extinction anytime soon.
The locals' skepticism is not entirely unfounded; Ebola exists, but it's rare, and it is unlikely that the people being interviewed will be infected. As for the claim that it's just a hoax and that ebola fears are being over-hyped by public and private interests, I cannot say. I don't know enough about the current situation in Liberia, certainly nowhere near as much as the people actually living there, but it does seem within the realm of possibility that local corruption could play a factor in the over-selling of ebola fears.
A monkey-blood-drenched bushman is furiously shaking his head in agreement.
So did the reporter eat the bushmeat marinated in human blood dinner?
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