I post this story in “Liberalism on Display” because the amok buzzards are reacting to the wrecking of their lives by governmental regulation. EC regulations requires farmers to burn dead livestock rather than let it lie in the fields, and suddenly the vultures have no food.
Major Didier Pericou of the gendarmerie said the woman had fallen down a 300-metre slope while taking a short cut walking with two friends.
“There were only bones, clothes and shoes left,” he told The Times.
"They took 45 to 50 minutes to eat the body."
French farmers are now demanding the right to shoot the protected birds after attacks on sheep and cows.
The birds no longer have their diet of carcasses because European health and safety regulations now force breeders to burn dead animals.
A bird’s gotta do what a bird’s gotta do. And the government will, it appears, administer the appropriate justice.