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Addicted Parrots Raid Poppy Farms

Postby toucana on March 2nd, 2019, 4:09 am 


Poppy farmers in India are saying their crops are being damaged by parrots that have become addicted to the opium in their plants.

Video taken in India’s Madhya Pradesh state show parrots tearing into poppy plants. Some parrots even cut the stalks and fly off with the poppy capsules.

Farmers said they are forced to guard their crops 24 hours a day. Some are protecting their poppy fields with nets to keep the parrots out.

The Indian government offers licenses for opium cultivation to a limited number of farmers. Their crops are used for the legal production of of painkillers like morphine and codeine.

The hopped up parrots are Indian Ringed Parakeets (Psittacula Kramen).
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