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    EU acts to save 'hungry vultures

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    Be ever so much better if they were to transport these Vultures to cleanse the dead heads in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg or Brussels.

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    Re: EU acts to save 'hungry vultures

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Be ever so much better if they were to transport these Vultures to cleanse the dead heads in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg or Brussels.
    Interesting thing to make a political statement out of. Regardless, I'm a big fan of birds of prey, always have been. A little stewardship of our animal diversity usually isn't a bad thing.

    So they can leave dead livestock in the fields... sounds all right to me. I remember hiking out into this ranch over here, up one of these mountains; there was this cow carcass, it had been dead for at least a year, I reckon. All of the grass and flora around it were and tall, green, nourished. There must have been six different plant species sprouting out from beneath it, and around it. It was strangely beautiful. I've got a picture of it around here someplace...


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    Re: EU acts to save 'hungry vultures

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Interesting thing to make a political statement out of. Regardless, I'm a big fan of birds of prey, always have been. A little stewardship of our animal diversity usually isn't a bad thing.

    So they can leave dead livestock in the fields... sounds all right to me. I remember hiking out into this ranch over here, up one of these mountains; there was this cow carcass, it had been dead for at least a year, I reckon. All of the grass and flora around it were and tall, green, nourished. There must have been six different plant species sprouting out from beneath it, and around it. It was strangely beautiful. I've got a picture of it around here someplace...


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    When did vultures start being considered birds-of-prey in Hawaii?


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    Re: EU acts to save 'hungry vultures

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    When did vultures start being considered birds-of-prey in Hawaii?


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    No kidding. Most everywhere else they're considered Democrats.

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    Re: EU acts to save 'hungry vultures

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    When did vultures start being considered birds-of-prey in Hawaii?


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    Er, there is only one kind of bird of prey in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Hawk; there are no vultures. They don't usually eat carrion. I'm from Northern California, though, and there are plenty of birds of prey there, including vultures (vultures are usually considered to be birds of prey... depends who you ask). The turkey vulture is very common in Northern California, and it's a part of the Accipitriformes order of birds of prey.


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