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The love of bushmeat is leading many creatures to near-extinction
bushmeat; hunting; poaching; endangered; medicinal; India
Musk-deer jerky, rice garnished with boiled macaque, roasted porcupine and marbled cat curry....
Culinary adventurousness might be the last quality anybody would associate with the Indian palate, yet these are just a few of the innumerable locally consumed and relished delicacies concocted out of the meat of endangered wild animals inhabiting India's shrinking protected forest areas.
Covering just under five per cent of the country's landmass, these spots boast an incredibly rich biodiversity. Unfortunately, due to corruption and woefully poor enforcement, all the mammals, birds and reptiles that inhabit them are sitting ducks, easy game for the tables of everyone from the rich and powerful to subsistence farmers and forest dwellers.
Though hunting has been totally banned in most of India since 1991, this doesn't prevent industrialists and movie stars from shooting black buck, chinkara, partridge and peahens. In much the same way, the stringent, highly comprehensive...