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15 Photos Of Vultures Show Them In A Way You’ve Likely Never Seen Before

“Of all the animals in the world, they are the ones that are possibly in the most trouble.”

According to National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James, vultures are “the fastest-declining birds in history … of all the animals in the world they are the ones that are possibly in the most trouble.” Vultures are being slaughtered in Africa in record numbers because witch doctors believe their brains and other body parts can help people see into the future. The vultures’ disappearance is already having a major effect on Africa’s ecosystem because their meat consumption is larger than all other scavengers’ combined.

To bring attention to the plight of the vulture, Hamilton James embarked on an ambitious photo shoot, even putting a camera in the carcass of a zebra to get a unique glimpse into their feeding habits. James also documented the underground vulture trade in an illegal bush-meat marketplace.


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Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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