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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:59 AM

The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".

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