By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 6:18 am in California condors.
From the weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity:
Just weeks after filing court papers to intervene in the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit to stop the shooting of wolves, the National Rifle Association is trying to stop the Center’s lawsuit to save condors from being painfully killed by lead poisoning.
The Center has sued the Bureau of Land Management to ban the use of lead bullets in condor habitat around the Grand Canyon. Since lead-free bullets are readily available, there is simply no reason to expose condors (or any other animal for that matter) to lethal levels of lead poisoning.
Simple, right? Not according to the NRA, which thinks it has a God-given right to spew lead into our public lands and waters regardless of how many species (including humans) it poisons.
Learn more about California condors http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/birds/California_condor/index.html
and the Center’s campaign to get the lead out of their habitat http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/get_the_lead_out/index.html
Thanks for anything you can do to help in the Center’s fight to protect the endangered California condor! /Gary