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The Sportsmen's Heritage Act (H.R. 4089), a pro-hunting bill, is heading to the Senate for a vote. It combines many anti-wildlife proposals into a single dangerous bill.
The bill seeks to removes the ability of the EPA to regulate lead ammunition--the cause of death for up to 20 million birds and other animals every year.
Golden eagles, peregrine falcons, loons and other birds die incredibly painful unnecessary deaths from lead poisoning. Lead ammunition is used in hunting deer, wild pig, elk, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, ground squirrels, and other non-game wildlife. Lead also threatens top predators such as wolves, bears and panthers.
The California condor is extremely endangered and was reduced to just 8 in the wild in 1987. They still face one of the same problems that nearly led to their extinction in the first place in 1987. Lead poisoning following ingestion of carcasses shot with lead ammunition.
Please contact your Senators and ask them to vote no on H.R. 4089
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