Escapee: carcass in field with not a bureaucrat in sight

The EU says that you have to take animal carcasses found in the high mountains down to the bottom, truck them half-way across Spain to an abattoir to make sure they’re really dead, and then, to stop the vultures starving to death, you are allowed to bring them all the way back and leave them in special Brussels-approved feeding stations. This is completely absurd in terms of both public health and the economics of hillfarming, and so, like the ridiculous prohibition on slaughtering your own stock and forest-loads of other stupid EU mandates, it is widely ignored in Spain. It’s wonderfully liberating to find random dismembered carcasses like the above within a few hundred metres of villages. Not reporting them is probably the only way we’re going to stop the vultures taking to Big Macs.

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