Environmentalists want the US government to get the lead out of the ammunition that hunters use.
Some 100 environmental groups have petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency to regulate toxic lead in hunting ammunition, arguing that it represents a threat to public health. They point to the widespread poisoning of birds, some of them endangered, from lead shot and bullet fragments left on the ground from hunting.
According to one eco-activist, “The unnecessary poisoning of eagles, condors and wildlife is a national tragedy that the EPA can easily put an end to.”
To learn more, read this Center for Biological Diversity release.