Assam: 10 vultures died after consuming carcass of a poisoned goat


GUWAHATI | February 16, 2020

Atleast ten vultures have died after consuming the carcass of a poisoned goat in Bamunigaon area of Kamrup district of Assam on Saturday.

The incident took place in a farmhouse in the area after villagers reportedly poisoned the carcass with the intention of killing stray dogs.

The villagers often mix poison with carcases to kill stray dogs and reduce their population in the area. The vultures saw the dead goat and ate it. Ten have died so far and many others are lying on the ground fighting for life, said a villager.

However, the forest department is yet to initiate a probe into the matter.