Vultures attacking farm animals in Rutherford County a problem, Sheriff Robert Arnold says his hands are tied by the law

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A caller recently told WGNS that he was told he had to buy a permit to shoot vultures in Tennessee to protect his newborn calves. Farmers in Rutherford County say that is an expensive solution to a major problem because whenever a calf is born, vultures aim to attack that newborn animal.

For some reason, the problem is a growing concern in Christiana more so than other areas of the county.

Sheriff Robert Arnold told WGNS that his hands are tied to enforce the law. 


Turkey vultures and black vultures are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and by the T-W-R-A.


Read more about the dangers of vultures HERE.

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