Day of the Vulture.
(photo credit: YORAM SHAPIR)
Police arrested a resident of the Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangariyye on Sunday for allegedly poisoning griffon vultures in the Golan Heights.
The man allegedly spread poison over the carcass of a cow intending to kill predators, unaware that vultures might consume it and be effected.
Eight vultures were killed, a shocking blow to efforts by Israeli nature lovers to ensure the survival of these birds.
Vultures maintain steady life-long monogamous relationships and raise their chicks together, making the effect of the poisoning severe.
The griffon vulture population in Israel, like in other countries, is hovering near extinction.
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