Early in our history, U.S. citizens ate bushmeat. We hunted deer, bear, squirrel, rabbit, possum, turkey, pheasant, armadillo, and other wild game. We hunted because it was easier to hunt than to earn the money necessary to buy meat. We diminished our supply of wild game. Africans are simply doing what we used to do. As populations grow and prosper there, I predict they will increasingly rely on the more easily accessible supply of ranch-raised meat.

Joye R. Swain
Oklahoma City, Okla.