Please sign petition to halt vulture-killing drug

European colleagues are asking for our help to stop the legalization in Europe of the drug diclofenac, which has already devastated populations of carrion-eating birds in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

  Egyptian vulture poisoned... Rachel Carson would be aghast.

Egyptian vulture poisoned... Rachel Carson would be aghast.

Please sign this online petition (it just takes a second) and use Facebook likes and other means to transmit this plea to friends and colleagues. 

Diclofenac may soon be legalized in Italy and in Spain, which supports 80% of Europe's vulture species, including the endangered Egyptian vulture.

The killer drug is used as an anticoagulent for livestock but is deadly to carrion-feeding birds. 

Vulture populations in the Indian Subcontinent declined by an estimated 99% as a direct result of diclofenac.  Populations have slowly begun recovering there following a ban on diclofenac in 2006.