Toxic bullet

JOHANNESBURG | A new concern for African vultures: bullet lead in carrion

JOHANNESBURG |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Poaching, poisoning and other hazards have taken a heavy toll on Africa’s endangered vultures. New research suggests that the scavengers also face another threat — toxic bullet lead that they ingest while eating the carcasses of animals shot by legal hunters. One-third of nearly 600 white-backed vultures caught and tested … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | A new concern for African vultures: bullet lead in carrion