Good news for carrion birds

June 7th, 2007 | by nick |

Very good news for carrion birds. A new Spanish national decree is to regulate the feeding stations for carrion birds, and now allow whole bodies of cows (younger than 24 months) and sheep and goats (younger than 18 months), even though these may contain materials at risk, providing a rapid test has been carried out on them. Older animals may now also be dumped after a BSE test on 4% of the dead animals. Since the outbreak of the Mad Cow’s disease, EU law has forced these animals to be removed from the countryside, leading to the closure of many feeding stations. Only horses and donkey could be dumped. This has led to widespread hunger among many carrion birds. More here (El Mundo) They need to pass a similar law to help bears and wolves.

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