Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and I've never heard of vulture culture before- but it sounds really interesting. I was just wondering what it's all about! xx
Vulture culture is basically the appreciation, preservation and recycling of animal remains. Turning what is left when an animal passes away into something beautiful. What exactly this is can vary - bones, pelts, taxidermy, jewellery - even photos and art are ways of appreciating the dead. Creating a new ‘life’ after death, a way to learn new things from them, to give them a new purpose, to make sure something comes from their death, to honour them - the reasons each vulture does what they do vary from person to person, but in the end, we do it because we love animals. We don’t stop loving them after they die, we just find new ways to love them.
I find skulls and bones beautiful and fascinating and I learn a lot from them. I like to use them for education, and to show people how pretty they are. I also like helping animals get recycled back into nature safely by moving them off roads, and to preserve whatever I can of the beauty they left behind. You don’t have to deal with remains yourself to be a vulture, just appreciate them in some way - scientifically, aesthetically, spiritually, etc.