ANGOLA- Bush meat sale.

The consumption of bushmeat is a lingering legacy of survival and tradition, not a sign of bloodlust, among a population still badly bruised by an ugly civil war.

But old habits die hard.

During the war which stubbornly persisted from 1975-2002, communities had little choice but to eat bushmeat, and a man I stumble across in the market speaks bluntly of his distaste for change.

“I had to eat bushmeat during the war years so I intend to continue eating it now… I’d even eat elephant,” he boasts.

Another woman told me that she prefers the taste of bushmeat to chicken, or other commonly eaten animals.

Now Angola has become a flourishing hub for contraband from across the region, with billions of dollars netted globally from what has been dubbed “environmental crime.”