I refer to the very real concerns regarding food supplies of carrion-feeding birds of prey within the European Union expressed, with regard to Spain in particular, by Jeanette and Jeremy Brock (Brit. Birds 99: 374­375). In fact, the dumping of carcases in secure sites for the feeding of such birds is permitted in Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal by Article 1 of Commission Decisio

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