Declining Vulture Population Impacts Zoroastrian Death Rites

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Not only do the Zoroastrians in India (called Parsis) face declining numbers, there is another disappearing population that threatens their sacred traditions: vultures. The predatory birds are integral to the community’s traditional death ritual. At the top of a building in Mumbai called the “Towers of Silence,” the Parsis […]

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