“You’re able to consuming a human being” – Outrage as hunters kill chimpanzee, cooks pepper soup with meat in Bayelsa

Outrage as hunters

Photographs of a chimpanzee killed and eaten by hunters and locals in Nembe Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State, have sparked an outrage on-line.

Within the viral photographs which surfaced on Facebook just lately, hunters have been pictured boasting about killing the chimpanzee on the Edumanom Forest Reserve within the state. In addition they reportedly bought the meat to residents.

A Twitter consumer, who allegedly purchased the meat, took to Twitter to disclose that he cooked pepper soup with it, and washed it down with yoghurt.

“Gunned down by a hunter within the forest as we speak at Nembe, Bayelsa state. An excellent meal,” he captioned the publish.

This didn’t go down nicely with many, together with environmentalists and vacationers, they usually didn’t hesitate to lampoon the hunters for killing the chimpanzee.

Some additionally decried the potential extinction of the endangered specie, and referred to as on the federal and state authorities to take extra motion to guard the animals from being hunted and eaten into extinction.

When contacted for remark, the Senior Particular Advisor to the Governor on Tourism, Mr. Priye Kiyaramo, stated: “It’s regrettable that the way forward for chimpanzees in Edonamon Nationwide Park in Bayelsa State nonetheless stays in peril. There are circumstances the place toddler chimpanzees are regularly taken alive and bought in cities as pets.”

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