Wildlife bailout?Spanish vultures have been left starving by a severe drought of animal carcasses across the country - and the regional government in Madrid plans to do something about it.
EU laws aimed at halting the spread of mad cow disease require the countryside to be kept clear of dead livestock, even if they died of natural causes.
But Juan Carlos Atienza of the Spanish Ornithological Organization says the lack of animal corpses since the law was introduced in Spain in 2002 has hit certain vultures very hard
Esperanza Aguirre, president of Madrid's regional government, said Monday the capital aims to ease the vultures' hunger by allowing some dead animals to remain. ...