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    http://news.sciencemag.org/environme...e-killing-drug
    Scientists Call on Spain to Ban Vulture-Killing Drug
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    Chelsea Biondolillo
    Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:45am

    The Spanish government should rescind approval of a veterinary drug that threatens Europe’s largest population of wild vultures, researchers argue in a letter published online yesterday in Conservation Biology. The drug, diclofenac, is commonly used to treat pain in livestock. It has already caused the decline of nearly 99% of India’s vultures, which ingested the drug while feeding on carcasses. It has also triggered an ecological chain reaction there, resulting in, among other impacts, record numbers of rabies cases...
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