"21 California Condors Treated at LA Zoo for Lead Poisoning"

"LOS ANGELES -- A record number of 21 endangered California condors were treated at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens for lead poisoning in October -- more than half of what the center sees in a typical year, officials reported."

"The zoo's announcement comes just weeks after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring hunters to use non-lead ammunition in an effort to keep the toxic element from being passed on from carcasses to scavengers, such as condors.

Adam Keats, senior counsel and urban wildlands program director for the Center for Biological Diversity, attributed the high quantity of condor poisonings to hunting."

Alicia Banks reports for the Los Angeles Times October 31, 2013.

Source: LA Times, 11/01/2013