Hyderabad / Secunderabad, Carrion Calls, Vultures

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The presence of Diclofenac, a veterinary drug used to tre­at cattle has wiped out vultures in the City. The residue of the dr­ug present in cattle carcasses ha­s poisoned the birds. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology estimates that the number of vultures in Andhra Pradesh has dropped from 8,500 in 1997 to a mere handful.Among the many drastic environmental and social changes of our age, this is perhaps the most poignant.
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http://postnoon.com/2012/05/13/carrion-calls-but-vultures-are-nowhere-to-be-seen/48319

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