The indigenous pygmies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are literally being eaten out of existence. Anti-government rebel groups that hide in the jungle, particularly the Movement for the Liberation of Congo, consider the pygmies to be just animals and they hunt them for food.
Cannibalism is alive and well in 2009.
You see, there is a virulent form of racism against pygmies throughout much of Africa. Many Africans consider the pygmies to be directly related to monkeys, and most of the time they are treated little better than animals. In some areas of Africa, pygmies are actually openly owned as slaves.
In Congo in particular the pygmies are systematically being wiped out. They are caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, and apparently both sides in the conflict consider them to be "subhuman" and as noted above, the anti-government rebels regularly eat them.
Others actually believe that their flesh can confer magical powers, and so they are sometimes killed for that reason as well.
Due to all of the mistreatment and cannibalism, many tribes of pygmies have completely gone out of existence, and others are threatened with total extinction.
That is where Bree Keyton comes in. Bree Keyton is an American Christian minister who is waging a one-woman crusade to aid and to rescue these pygmies. To hear about her recent adventure to find these pygmy tribes and her project to evacuate them from the danger zone, go to the following site and listen to the program entitled "Cannibalism of Pygmies":
The United Nations and the other major industrialized nations have refused to do anything about this genocide, so it is up to courageous warriors like Bree Keyton who are willing to risk it all to save these precious people.
The truth is that God loves the pygmies as much as he loves anyone else. They are just as valuable as people who live anywhere else. To learn more about Bree Keyton and about how you can help, please visit her official site:
We cannot just stand by and watch the African pygmies be systematically wiped out. It is completely immoral what is going on, and it is completely immoral for the U.N. and the United States to stand aside while they watch this brutal genocide take place. Please pray that the pygmies will be rescued while there is still time.