Veterinary diclofenac in Europe – we know what it did to India´s vultures & there is an alternative – so WHY?

This is indeed the question that tens of thousands of concerned citizens are asking. Unfortunately this veterinary drug filtered through the loop holes of national risk assessments and is now available in Italy and Spain. FATRO, the Italian company producing it, cynically uses the (inadequate) risk assessment as their legal argument, and has refused a voluntary withdrawal from the market. But evidence is so overwhelming – it caused a +95% decline in vulture species across the Indian subcontinent –, that we are all waiting for the EU to take action. A public consultation on the matter is now taking place – tomorrow the VCF will publish its reasoned opinion. In the meantime, please see below another article on the matter. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/toxic-drug-could-threaten-alpine-vultures/40802526 

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