Animal Welfare Groups Move To Ban Lead Bullets for All Hunting In CA

"Fresh off a wave of success in the California Capitol last year, animal welfare groups are taking aim at a new target this year: hunting with lead ammunition."

"The Humane Society, Audubon California and other groups are behind a major push to make California the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting, setting the stage for a showdown with some hunters and adding another layer to the heated gun control debate.

The state already bans lead ammunition for hunters in the range of the endangered California condor, but environmentalists say a statewide ban is needed because overwhelming scientific evidence shows condors, bald eagles and other birds are still dying from lead poisoning when they eat dead deer and other animals shot by hunters"

Paul Rogers reports for the San Jose Mercury News February 19, 2013.

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 02/20/2013