Re: Get the Lead Out: Potential Good News for Condors
Thanks for posting this article. I'm not sure if you looked at the
comments, but they are running about 10-0 death to condors and
politically motivated junk science - downright scary. In other words,
it is going to be a serious uphill battle to get lead bullets
banned...at least, if the unwashed public has anything to say about it.
Culver City, CA
(formerly of SJ and former Mercury News reader)
--- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, debbie viess <amanitarita@...> wrote:
> A fine article in the San Jose Mercury News recently,
> on condors and lead poisoning. Here's an excerpt:
> "Last month, the California Department of Fish and
> Game staff recommended that hunting with lead bullets
> be banned everywhere in the California condor range, a
> vast area of about 20 counties that extends from the
> Bay Area to Los Angeles and takes in parts of the
> Tehachapi Mountains.
> The department's recommendation to the California Fish
> and Game Commission was cheered by environmental
> groups, which have been seeking such a ban for years
> but were rejected by the department and the commission
> in 2005.
> The commission, a five-member body appointed by the
> governor, will hear public testimony on the plan at
> its April 13 meeting in Bodega Bay. It is expected to
> vote in May or June."
> For the full article, follow this link:
> Debbie Viess
> Oakland, CA