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South African gamblers smoke endangered vulture brains for luck

bearded vulture

As the World Cup launches in South Africa this week, conservationists fear that gamblers looking for a little extra luck will turn to a source those of us in the West might not expect: the practice of smoking vulture brains. The custom stems from the traditional medicine known in South Africa as muti. The vulture [...]

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