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Spanish law 'starving' vultures

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Environmentalists in Spain say vultures in the country are starving because of a law designed to stop the spread of mad cow disease.

Under the regulations farmers must collect and burn their dead livestock, rather than leaving the bodies to rot in the countryside, where they used to be the vulture's main food source.

Danny Wood reports.

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