Black Vulture Relief Act introduced into U.S. Senate

Black Vulture Relief Act introduced into U.S. Senate

A bill was recently introduced into the U.S. Senate to help cattle producers protect their herds from the devastating impacts of black vulture depredation.  Companion legislation for the Black Vulture Relief Act was introduced into the U.S. House earlier this year.

Charlie Besher, a Missouri cow-calf producer and chair of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Property Rights and Environmental Management (PREM) Committee, says the attacks are costly to cattle producers.  “In Florida alone, more than 1/3 of the cattle producers experienced black vulture depreciation,” he says. 

    

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