The National Hunters’ Association of Nigeria in a conference held recently, told the government to stop telling Nigerians not to consume bush meat because it has affected their business drastically in the last few days and it’s also driving its members into unemployment.
The hunters through President of the group, Chief Ishola Olasehinde, advised the government to include hunters in their research programmes in other to prove that the animals have the dreaded virus.
According to the Chief Ishola, “We want to use this medium to tell the government that our businesses have been affected since they have informed people to stop consuming bush meat to prevent Ebola. This is our only means of sustenance.
Even if there is any virus in these animals, once they are boiled and fried, it gets killed. Government should include hunters in their research if they really want to prove that bush meat causes Ebola.