Sunday, October 19, 2014
Farmer Fined R10,000 For Poisoning 46 Threatened Cape Vultures.
46 of the South Arican Cape Vultures were killed last December of 2013 after eating a carcass of a sheep laced with carbofuran, a very powerful insecticide. Armand Aucamp,34, was on Thursday, fined the sum of R 10,000 after he pleaded guilty to lacing the sheep's carcass with the insecticide of which the 46 vultures ate it and died. There are less than 4000 vultures left worldwide. The farmer who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, also got a suspended one-year jail term. The Vulture Conservation Group slammed the sentence, stating that it was poor considering the number of vultures killed. The founder of the group, Kerri Wolter stated that there are only 3700 of the vultures left globally.
photo credit:Martin Harvey-WWF