Saturday, April 25, 2009
More or less.
Since the mad cow epydemic, EU issued rules forbidding to leave cattle carcasses in the open. This was a major setback for the winged cleaners, whic have been starving since then. While these birds are most common in the Iberian peninsula, the EU-induced famine has made many of them to travel wildly and in at least one case, a vulture has been spotted perched on top of a bus in the center of Brussels.
That seems to have been too much for the European Comissioners who, maybe fearing to become the vulture's prey themselves, have reverted their previous ruling, allowing finally to leave carcasses on the fields, provided it is deemed safe and higienic.