INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Congressman Trey Hollingsworth wants to help farmers keep their livestock alive and that means changing the rules for a dangerous bird.
Black vultures are known to attack calves and cost farmers thousands of dollars, but they are migratory birds and protected.
Hollingsworth filed a bill to allow farmers to kill the birds during the calving season. Now, farmers have to wait on a permit to kill the birds, which can come long after an attack on a calf.
However, the Republican knows it will take some convincing of lawmakers across the aisle.
Hollingsworth will be holding a roundtable in Washington DC next week, inviting Republicans and Democrats to learn more about the need for this bill and what it means for farmers.