New NRA program loves lead poisoning, puts zoos on ‘Enemies List’
A coalition of groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, urged the Environmental Protection Agency last year to ban hunters from using lead ammunition because of its effects on eagles, condors, swans and other birds. The National Park Service says that “lead poisoning is the biggest threat facing the successful recovery of the California condor.” California lawmakers are currently considering legislation, AB 711, that would prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.
“Self-proclaimed environmental organizations are pushing to prohibit the use of traditional lead ammunition in hunting and recreational shooting,” the NRA said Friday in a news release. “These radical groups are now going so far as to claim that eating wild game taken with lead ammunition is a serious health risk to hunters and their families.”
The huntfortruth.org campaign also plans to “expose” government agencies like the Los Angeles Zoo, along with researchers and other individuals.