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“When vultures watching your civilization begin dropping dead, it is time to pause and wonder”
David Brower

For a number of years wild vultures have been seriously affected by the use of the veterinary drug diclofenac - Vultures were being poisoned when they fed on domestic animal carcasses. The populations have crashed almost to the point of extinction in Asia and now the same problem is starting to occur in Africa
- of course, vultures do a great job of clearing carcasses which would otherwise cause disease which will in turn cause more dead animals and more disease...

Rüppells Griffon Vulture IUCN Red List Conservation status - Near Threatened
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
You gotta love what you are :nod: Something I admire in all animals--humans always want to change what they are ;)
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks much appreciated - great sentiment I have to agree whole-heartedly :iconpianohappyplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
You're welcome :wave:
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