£20 Bag Of Vulture Brains….

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Not sure if you have been following the news but this one has to be posted up.

South africa’s vultures are being pushed into extinction by gamblers who belive smoking their dried brain or wearing a newly decapitated vulture head can grant one the ability to see into the future.

While British fans study the form book and the back pages, some South Africans believe the “muti” magic will help them predict football match results. And they are hoping the World Cup will be a great opportunity for a big win.

Conservationists fear the birds, which are already facing global extinction, will be further threatened by the superstition.

 “The harvesting of the bird’s heads by followers of muti magic is an additional threat these birds can’t endure.”

 Within half a century, the Cape vulture could become extinct in some parts of South Africa because of this “so-called ‘traditional’ use” of the bird.

“In the worst case, the Cape vulture could be suffering population collapse within 12 years,”

There are 841 species of birds recorded in South Africa but 39 of these are considered threatened with global extinction. Conservationists say most vultures killed for muti magic are poisoned with aldicarb, which is also lethal to humans.

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