Vulture culture (to me anyway) is a blanket term for all those who collect bones, hides, taxidermy mounts, oddities, natural history specimens, or those who hunt for bones, clean bones, buy bones and mounts, or work with dead animals.
I also include those who are interested in in everything mentioned above, but are unable to collect for any reason.
I also consider it to be a community, where everyone gives advice and helps one another.
It’s pretty cool, everyone’s really welcoming and helpful.
I hope this is an okay explanation.
I would like to add that in general vultures are very environmentally conscious. A lot of what drives us to preserve hides, clean bones, and/or collect stems from a deep respect for nature and the idea of making use of many things that would typically go to waste. Though not true of all vultures, there is a heavy overlap with freeganism, upcycling, and environmentalism. Vultures are usually pretty conscious of where things come from and lean towards sourcing things that would otherwise be discarded where possible- ie road kill, slaughter house waste, hunter waste, etc or vintage items. It may surprise many that quite a few vultures are vegetarian or vegan and involved with animal welfare and rights. I think most of us, if not all of us are also big on educating people about nature, and using bones, hides, etc as teaching tools.
At the heart of vulture culture is a deep love and respect for nature and preserving the beautiful things that come from nature, and embracing death as part of the circle of life. That is what drives us to collect and preserve.