Breakfast at a Chop Bar
Customers buying breakfast at a popular "chop bar" in Kumasi, Ghana that specialises in a variety of soups containing antelope and grasscutter (greater cane rat), as well as fish and the meat of domesticated animals. (To "chop" is to eat in Ghanaian pidgin.) Bushmeat is considered a delicacy by some Ghanaians, and some of her customers said that they travel across town to eat at her restaurant. In addition, similar to the way that some people prefer to eat organic food, there is a perception that bushmeat is healthier because it is seen to be fresh and natural and free from additives.
Bushmeat is acknowledged to be an important protein source, and there is research indicating that rising fish prices correlate with increased consumption of bushmeat. This places pressure on wildlife populations. In Ghana alone, the bushmeat trade is estimated to be worth £105 million annually.