The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation and conservation companions, Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums and American Hen Conservancy lately submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting their proposed rule to not add any extra result in nationwide wildlife refuge lands.
There are arguments that lead phase-outs needs to be purely voluntary; nonetheless, fewer than 20% of particular person State web sites have any simply accessed info on the hazards of lead toxicity from looking and fishing.
We assist the empowerment of sportspeople with extra info however the purely voluntary method of phasing-out lead ammunition has not yielded the required change required to maintain refuge lands protected from lead toxicity. Rulemaking is essentially the most viable possibility transferring ahead.
We assist US Fish and Wildlife’s determination to not permit looking with lead ammunition or fishing with lead sort out on any newly opened Nationwide Wildlife Refuge lands. We additionally strongly urge the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge system to section out lead ammunition and fishing sort out on all of its lands in a swift method.
You’ll be able to learn our full letter under: