Gazing at a huge African drum just now in the living room, I got to thinking. The drum is animal skin, drawn tautly across a wooden framework. My wife- an elementary school music teacher- uses these drums at work. I believe it is antelope skin from Sub-Saharan Africa. I’m wondering what happened to the rest of the beast.
How much of the world’s population still hunts for its food on a regular basis? By this I mean, for primary survival opposed to supplimentary or casual foodstuffs. Many tribal groups may still hunt a few times a year for ceremonial or ritualistic reasons. Bison or whale hunts for Native Americans or Inuit, etc. I’m not talking about these people. I mean, who still goes out and hunts game so that they can survive?
Are there any tribes or groups of people on our planet who still maintain their own survival? Or has our planet become so developed that the responsibility for obtaining foodstuffs has been taken from the hands and weapons and traps and… skillsets of those who have hunted for millenia?