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100 Groups Ask EPA to End Wildlife Poisoning From Lead Hunting Ammunition

13 Mar

Lead Kills Millions of Birds, Including Eagles, Condors, and Hurts Human Health


WASHINGTON- One hundred organizations in 35 states today formally petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate toxic lead in hunting ammunition to protect public health and prevent the widespread poisoning of eagles, California condors and other wildlife. Up to 20 million birds die each year from lead poisoning after consuming spent lead shot and bullet fragments left in the wild from hunting.

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