Contrary what our lying Federal Government claims, BLACK VULTURES KILL animals, not just a scavenger as they claim. As a "part timer" rancher, I can vouch for this and it pisses me off to know I can't kill a predator that kills my livestock, from Chickens, to calves! The story claims that farmers can get a permit to kill them- GOODS LUCK TRYING! Read the story- and watch the video in the link!
They'll devour slimy newborn calves, full-grown ewes and lambs alive by pecking them to death.
First the eyes, then the tongue, then every last shred of flesh.
And there isn't much defense against black vultures and turkey vultures, both of which are federally protected and cannot be killed without a permit.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 covers all migratory birds, their nests and their eggs, which means that the birds can't be harmed without federal permission. Their nests can only be disrupted, as a deterrent, if there are no eggs or young in them.
But as the vultures, which are native to Kentucky, have multiplied in numbers nationally over the last two decades, they have become more of a problem for farmers. Each year, Kentucky farmers lose around $300,000 to $500,000 worth of livestock to these native vultures, according to Joe Cain, commodity division director for the Kentucky Farm Bureau.
It's not just farm animals. Small pets may be at risk too. More Plus Video