African governments against poisoning vultures

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This 2015 video is a documentary about African vultures.

From BirdLife:

African governments commit to preventing poisoning of wildlife

By Shaun Hurrell, 3 June 2016

Moved by the plight of their continent’s endangered vultures and what this could mean for people, African Ministers gave their support to BirdLife’s vulture campaign last week in Nairobi at the UN Environment Assembly. This was further cemented by the approval of a new resolution on wildlife crime and trade that means African governments can now take action to prevent the poisoning of vultures.

It’s hard to think of a context in which you would use the word ‘poison’ without shuddering.

The thought of a murderous act, a tainted and corrupt ideology, or a toxic concoction itself – or even a malicious blend of all three – surely leaves no human feeling good.

But today we celebrate a use of the word in…

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