Black vultures preying on Indiana livestock; permits to allow ‘takes’ of birds

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Black vultures often prey connected young cattle and sheep, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted Indiana Farm Bureau a statewide licence truthful 100 of its members tin execute ineligible “takes” of the migratory birds, the enactment said.

“As migratory birds, achromatic vultures are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, authorities laws and regulations, therefore, they can’t beryllium killed oregon destroyed without a migratory vertebrate depredation permit,” the Indiana Farm Bureau said Monday successful a quality release.

The permits screen cattle, horses, sheep, goats and swine. The Indiana Beef Cattle Association volition beforehand the depredation permits to their members, the merchandise said.

Vultures preying connected livestock is simply a occupation peculiarly successful the confederate information of Indiana, the merchandise said.

“Takes” tin see hunting, capturing and sidesplitting the birds, according to national law.

Livestock producers whitethorn petition a subpermit exertion by contacting Greg Slipher at gslipher@infb.org or 317-692-7886.

For much accusation connected the subpermits, visit www.infb.org/blackvultures.

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