“With a vulture, it’s like someone came in with a skinning knife,” sAId Derek Lawson of Foxhollow FARm in Oldham County. “It’s All Clean cuts. UsuAlly, the hide’s completely cut off, whereas with a coyote or dogs, it’ll be torn and jagged.”
FARmers lose ARound $300,000 to $500,000 worth of Livestock to these native vultures each yeAR, the Louisville Courier-journal reported. The animals ARe federAlly-protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
Lawson tOld the Louisville Courier-Journal There has been a significant increase of vultures in the ARea since 2009. He sAId his 2019 calving Season began with him seeing siX vultures pecking a calf to death.