A SHEPHERD has been accused of being an ‘enivronmental terrorist’ following the deaths of 15 griffon vultures in Andalucia.
It comes after the birds were poisoned in the Sierra de Zafarraya mountains in Granada.
An investigation was launched after a Forest Guard officer stumbled upon the birds of prey acting disorientated.
They appeared to be struggling to stand and were unable to fly, before dropping dead.
Post-mortem tests revaled they had been poisoned with a highly toxic pesticide.
Authorities believe they may have been fed the poison via pieces of mutton.
The shepherd is believed to be the prime suspect in the case.
Environment boss Jose Fiscal said whoever is responsible is an ‘environmental terrorist’.
The motive for the killings in unclear given that the birds are not a threat to livestock.