Black magic horror as lions are poisoned and mutilated in spate of killings
LIONS are being poisoned and mutilated in a spate of black magic killings in South Africa, it emerged today.
The revelation came as an international summit in the country refused to ban the global trade in the big cats’ body parts.
It is thought witch doctors could be breaking in to large estates to target ‘farmed’ big cats to be used in umuthi - a traditional Zulu practice which uses the body parts for medicines.
Another theory is that they may be being sold on to the lucrative Chinese medicine market.
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