…and how can I not considering that gamblers in South Africa think that smoking vulture brains will give them an edge in gambling, and the practice could drive the Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres (listed as vulnerable by BirdLife International) to extirpation in some parts of South Africa.  The upcoming World Cup, of course, has increased gambling in South Africa, and, presumably, the killing of vultures and the smoking of their brains.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.