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Poisoned animals | A small price for vulture muthi mass executions

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A further 20 vultures were discovered at the poisoning scene and were in a bad condition. Photo: Supplied
A further 20 vultures were discovered at the poisoning scene and were in a bad condition. Photo: Supplied

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Vultures jump at the bait of poisoned animal carcasses that are often used to lure them to their ultimate mass execution so that their body parts can be used for the illegal traditional medicine trade.

The recent killing of over 100 vultures and a hyena that fed on a buffalo carcass in the Kruger National Park is the latest incident of suspected animal muthi killings that threaten the conservation of an already under-threat species.

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