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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Lead contamination resulting from the use of lead bullets and fishing sinkers is becoming a formidable pollution concern in the wilderness where they are used. These hunting tools are left behind by hunters and have very toxic effects on the surrounding environment. Animals and plant life are exposed to the dangerous metal and sustain deadly lead poisoning. Though unintentional, the consequences of the use of lead hunting products are far more compelling than the possible value.

Sign the petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to both require lead hunting alternatives and to ban the use of lead in hunting products altogether.

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Dear Acting Director Rowan Gould,

The use of lead bullets and fishing sinkers by hunters in the wild is causing precious endangered wildlife to sustain deadly lead poisoning. This is completely unnecessary as there are many lead alternatives available within the hunting industry. Yet more and more condors, bald eagles, and herons are being exposed to the harmful substance and dying as a result.

Every year, tens of thousands of tons of lead seeps into the environment and endangers the surrounding plant and animal life. Lead has been banned in countless other products — and this law needs to extend to hunting materials as well.

Please see to it that lead bullets and sinkers are banned as viable hunting products and begin requiring lead alternatives.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Marcy Bernstein
Apr 16, 2014 Joseph Yannuzzi Abolish all hunting! It is not conservation and it violates every sound principle of ecology. 93% of our population is non hunting and its time we spoke up and banned this senseless slaughter!
Apr 15, 2014 Tatyana Almazova
Apr 15, 2014 Janice Kujava please help our wildlife! ban the use of lead bullets & help our environment!
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Sally Eadie
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 c lc ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 Leigh Coursin
Apr 13, 2014 Nancy Dibrell
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 12, 2014 Kenneth Monahan If we don't ban lead now, we'll have to extract it from the environment at great expense later, to avoid poisoning humans, as well as animals. If lead bullets and sinkers aren't banned, they should at least be taxed heavily.
Apr 12, 2014 Kim Adams
Apr 12, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Kristin Churray
Apr 11, 2014 Terry McAnally
Apr 11, 2014 Jennifer Reinert
Apr 11, 2014 Jill Gaughan
Apr 11, 2014 Kristopher Green As a fisherman I often wonder about my lead sinkers. Often they do get left in the water. I would be happy to pay more for an environmentally friendly alternative that's helps keep my fishing spaces the beautiful and thriving places they are.
Apr 11, 2014 Steviann Yanowitz
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 Tonya Howard
Apr 10, 2014 Kaitlyn Allison
Apr 10, 2014 Samantha Busby While I hate hunting in life, if you do it you need to have respect for the life around you. So please, do NOT use this toxic lead!
Apr 10, 2014 Darlene hobson
Apr 9, 2014 Patricia Felice
Apr 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut Stop all lead use !!!
Apr 8, 2014 sandy bagwell
Apr 8, 2014 Debbiw Coggins
Apr 8, 2014 Flora Mamae
Apr 8, 2014 Monika Szczurek
Apr 7, 2014 Isabel M. Fuica
Apr 7, 2014 Simi Singh
Apr 7, 2014 linda hale
Apr 7, 2014 Melissa Ralley
Apr 7, 2014 Josie Farinaccio
Apr 7, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 7, 2014 Marie Sixtova
Apr 6, 2014 Nidia Calderon
Apr 6, 2014 amanda salander
Apr 6, 2014 Stephanie Karl
Apr 5, 2014 paulette fay
Apr 4, 2014 Antoinette gonzales
Apr 4, 2014 Susan Crofts
Apr 3, 2014 gail huff
Apr 3, 2014 Joseph Rainwater

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