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All consuming faith

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By Debora MacKenzie GRIFFON vultures are dying across India, apparently succumbing to a mysterious illness. Wildlife experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the viability of one species in particular. But for India’s ancient Parsee religion the vultures’ decline poses a more practical problem. Parsees rely on vultures to dispose of their dead, and the bodies are piling up. At Bombay’s biggest Parsee funerary site—a high-walled enclosure open to the sky where the dead are laid out—some corpses have lain uneaten for three years,