Lead ammunition keeps on killing

Posted by Christine, April 5, 2012

 

The Center for Biological Diversity is campaigning against lead ammunition:

Toxic lead was taken out of paint and gasoline years ago, but lead from hunting ammunition still kills millions of birds and other wildlife every year. Lead poisoning is taking a terrible toll on bald eagles, peregrine falcons, loons, condors, herons and even wolves, bears and panthers.

Now the National Rifle Association and its cronies in Congress are trying to stop us from protecting wildlife from lead poisoning. We need your help to make sure they don’t get their way.

More than 150 groups representing conservationists, birders, hunters, scientists, veterinarians, American Indians and public employees joined the Center for Biological Diversity in calling to eliminate lead hunting ammunition. Making this change will protect millions of birds and other animals each year from suffering painful poisoning and even death

Predictably, the NRA is trying to roll back laws that could protect our wildlife from this poisoning epidemic even though effective, nontoxic alternatives are widely available and can be comparable in price to lead.

Click on the link to add your support.

Toxic lead was taken out of paint and gasoline years ago, but lead from hunting ammunition still kills millions of birds and other wildlife every year. Lead poisoning is taking a terrible toll on bald eagles, peregrine falcons, loons, condors, herons and even wolves, bears and panthers.

Now the National Rifle Association and its cronies in Congress are trying to stop us from protecting wildlife from lead poisoning. We need your help to make sure they don’t get their way.

More than 150 groups representing conservationists, birders, hunters, scientists, veterinarians, American Indians and public employees joined the Center for Biological Diversity in calling to eliminate lead hunting ammunition. Making this change will protect millions of birds and other animals each year from suffering painful poisoning and even death

Predictably, the NRA is trying to roll back laws that could protect our wildlife from this poisoning epidemic even though effective, nontoxic alternatives are widely available and can be comparable in price to lead.