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India: Vultures still in peril as farmers flout toxic drug ban

India: Vultures still in peril as farmers flout toxic drug ban

By Tue, Sep 13, 2011 11:21PM UTC 2 Comments India: Vultures still in peril as farmers flout toxic drug ban

Over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers. Manufacture and sale of this drug for veterinary use has been banned in India since 2006 because of its toxicity to critically endangered vultures. But farmers are still illegally purchasing human diclofenac to treat their cattle. Diclofenac was held responsible for bringing...