Gorilla Executions in the Congo

June 28, 2011

The African gorilla has long been seen as one of the most intelligent endangered species in the world.  Sadly, it appears that the heightened illegal charcoal trade in the Congo has prompted the execution of several mountain gorillas.  This is especially significant because there are only 700 of these gorillas in existence worldwide.

The following national news articles reveal the stunningly cruel outcomes that have resulted from the insatiable global demand for charcoal:

National Geographic

U.S. News