Legal Game Meat
Bushmeat sold through unregulated suppliers is unhygienic and dangerous to eat. There is ample proof that there is a greater risk of contracting several diseases from unregulated meat.
Illegal possession of bushmeat in Zambia carries a sentence of up to 7 years in prison
If you are offered bushmeat
- Ask for legal licenses
- Report anything suspicious to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife
- Only buy from legal game meat suppliers
What is a Zoonotic Disease?
A zoonotic disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that spread from non-human animals (usually vertebrates) to humans.
Examples of Zoonotic Diseases
Ebola, salmonellosis, many strains of bird flu and swine flu, as well as COVID-19, are all examples of zoonotic diseases
HIV was a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans in the early part of the 20th century, though it has now mutated to a separate human-only disease.