Old blog! Vultures are protected working birds.
Here is the fabulous Sharon Lux from the Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance.
I love Protest Art!
I also love Vultures!
Vultures are defenders of the Environment. These are birds that have a job.
One of the main misconceptions about vultures is that they spread disease. This is absolutely untrue. In fact, the opposite is true… vultures actually prevent viruses, bacteria and other pathogens from spreading in the environment. A vulture’s stomach acid is a unique compound that not only allows the bird to ingest disease processes, but also removes said disease from the environment. Once a virus, bacterium or other type of disease goes into the vulture, it never comes back out! Vultures help stop the spread of rabies, anthrax, cholera, brucellosis and many other pathogens that could otherwise harm other wildlife and even humans!
Fun Fact: The Cherokee name for vulture means Peace Eagle – because unlike most…
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