Are lemurs hunted for food?

The government of Madagascar prohibited the killing of lemurs in 1964. Despite the ban, lemurs are still hunted as a food source in the northeastern part of the island, usually by isolated villages in the rainforests around the Bay of Antognil. Hunters use snares to capture lemurs as they cross booby-trapped clearings.

Lemur hunting persists in Madagascar, rare primates fall victim to hunger