I’m madder than hell that bush meat is sold illegally in 90% of the restaurants in Iquitos! Travelers pay me to see wild life. Not to eat it! The Dawn on the Amazon Cafe never has and will never serve jungle animal meat, or any endangered species such as paiche. Please support the restaurants that do not serve bush meat or endangered species.
If you read the menu of the restaurant you are in and there are choices such as caiman, lagarto, alligator, turtle, tortuga, tortoise, turtle eggs, majas, agoute, peccary, wild pig, deer, venado, armadillo, carachupa, capybara, ronsoco, tapir, sachavaca, manatee, vacamarina, anteater, oso hormiguero, or God forbid, monkey or mono, stand right up, scold the owner or at least the waitress and cook so they will tell the owner, walk out, and go to a restaurant that does not serve bush meat.
Don’t let that owner tell you those caiman nuggets are farm raised. That is a lie!
Iquitos has a population of 42o,ooo, with another 100,000 rural population in the province of Loreto and add on another 60,000 tourists each year to feed. Do you think feeding 580,000 people consuming jungle meat is sustainable?
On a similar theme, why do you think the Dawn on the Amazon Cafe does not serve heart of palm? Because one palm tree is destroyed for a few salads. It is obvious 580,000 people eating heart of palm is unsustainable.
Take a stand! Don’t support a restaurant that serves bush meat or heart of palm. You can make a difference.
I know for a fact that the Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, and the Amazon Bistro do not serve jungle animals or heart of palm. They deserve your support.
I’m madder than hell that bush meat and heart of palm are served in restaurants in Iquitos. Do you know of any other restaurants that do not serve bush meat and heart of palm? Let us know in the comments below so we can support them. Thanks.