Times change, modern agriculture has reduced livestock levels and the population of the causses has dwindled.
At the end of the 19th century, Roquefort cheese production led to an increase in dairy farming.
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Men and vultures

The Causses primarily produced cereals and vegetable crops, but the inhabitants also bred numerous beasts of burden: oxen, mules and horses, whose carcasses would feed several vultures.

Once the first cars and farm machinery started to appear on the plains at the end of the 19th century, it was only a matter of time before this livestock disappeared.

Changes in society and new mechanical and chemical means of disposing of carcasses led to vultures dying out in the middle of the 20th century.