Africa: More than 150 vultures poisoned to death, seemingly for ‘muti’
15 August 2022 | 5:20 am
Conservationists in South Africa have sounded the alarm about 150 endangered vultures found dead in two separate poisoning incidents. Body parts were removed, seemingly with a view to selling them as bogus remedies.
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