Battle over Lead Ammo at National Wildlife Refuges, USA
By Jeff Miller, Conservation Advocate Center for Biological Diversity, California, USA www.biologicaldiversity.org Date: January 31, 2017
Please take action to oppose a terrible nomination for Secretary of Interior and defend the recent phase-out of lead ammunition at National Wildlife Refuges.
Read the January 23, 2017 Center for Biological Diversity press release:
On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo from National Wildlife Refuges - http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/lead-01-23-2017.php
Read the January 27, 2017 Wall Street Journal article:
Donald Trump Is Likely to Lift Curb on Lead Bullets at Wildlife Refuges - https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-is-likely-to-lift-curb-on-lead-bullets-at-wildlife-refuges-1485518406
NRA calls for confirmation of Interior Secretary nominee Zinke to reverse restriction.
Gun groups are lobbying Secretary of Interior nominee Rep. Zinke (R-MT) to make repealing the lead ammunition phase-out (USFWS Director Order 219) his first action when he is confirmed this week as the new Secretary of the Interior.
Call your senators and tell them to oppose Zinke's appointment. You can also call Rep. Zinke's offices today, imploring him to NOT make the lead bullet ban a 2nd amendment issue, but rather a wildlife and public health safety issue, and to not repeal the order.
Read the recent in-depth article in Undark Magazine about lead ammo:
Bullet Proof: Lead bullets still dominate the U.S. ammunition market despite ample evidence showing that they pose real environmental and health risks. Why? - <http://undark.org/article/lead-ammunition-bullets-hunting-copper/>
2013 Volcano Art Prize (VAP) Entry: Lead-safety message: Lead shot and fishing gear are often ingested by wildlife, usually causing fatal toxicity. Choose from the many lead-free alternatives for your sporting needs. http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/graham-julia-what-did-you-really-catch/ Artist: Julia Graham.