By Lisa Kemmerer,Marc Bekoff
In the final 30 years the bushmeat exchange has ended in the slaughter of approximately ninety percentage of West Africa’s bonobos, probably our closest relations, and has lately pushed omit Waldron’s purple colobus monkey to extinction. Earth used to be wealthy with primates, yet each species—except one—is now extinct or endangered due to one primate—Homo sapiens. How have our monetary and cultural practices driven our cousins towards destruction? may we care extra approximately their destiny if we knew whatever in their person lives and sufferings? could we support them if we understood how our offerings threaten their lifestyles? This anthology is helping to respond to those questions.
The first component of Primate People introduces forces that threaten nonhuman primates, reminiscent of the leisure and “pet” industries, the bushmeat alternate, habitat destruction, and logging. the second one part exposes the exploitation of primates in examine amenities, together with the painful stories of an secret agent, and indicates versions of extra enlightened medical equipment. the ultimate part tells the tales of these who foyer for swap, teach groups, and tenderly take care of our displaced cousins in sanctuaries.
Sometimes stunning and hectic, occasionally poignant and inspiring, Primate People continuously attracts the reader into the lives of nonhuman primates. Activists world wide demonstrate the antics and pleasures of monkeys, the trends and idiosyncrasies of chimpanzees, and the sufferings and fears of macaques. captivating, tricky, sensitive—these stories show that nonhuman primates and people are, certainly, heavily comparable. Woven into the anthology’s lucid narratives are the tales of the way we damage and create the stipulations that endanger primates, and what we will be able to and must do to avoid their ongoing soreness and fast-approaching extinction.
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