Save vultures from killer veterinary ‘medicine’


This video says about itself:

Ban Veterinary Diclofenac Now!

from BirdLife Europe

Monday, April 28, 2014 8:20 AM

This video shows different vulture species in the way that they should be portrayed; as vital, majestic birds who keep the balance in our delicate ecological cycle. It also presents and explains the risks associated with the use of veterinary diclofenac to vultures.

BirdLife writes about this:

Diclofenac: a Vulture killer – watch this new video

By Elodie Cantaloube, Tue, 29/04/2014 – 08:25

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug whose veterinary use has been the main cause of the catastrophic 99% decline of several species of vultures in South Asia. Despite this tragic experience and while alternative safe drugs exist, it has now been confirmed that the vulture-killer drug is commercially available for veterinary purposes in at least two EU countries; Italy and Spain.

This new video commissioned by BirdLife and the Vulture Conservation Foundation and produced by Ran Levy-Yamamori presents the case, linking the threat in Europe with the Asian catastrophe, and appeals for urgent action. It also shows vulture species in the way that they should be portrayed; as vital, majestic birds who keep the balance in our delicate ecological cycle.

BirdLife, its Partners in Italy (LIPU) and Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and the Vulture Conservation Foundation have recently launched a campaign calling on the EU to ban veterinary diclofenac. Support our call now!

For more information, visit our website or contact Elodie Cantaloube, Media and Communications Officer at Birdlife Europe.

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