Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

Source: New York Times

(November 24, 2018) Many hunters are ditching traditional ammunition amid mounting evidence that it harms scavengers and pollutes the food people eat. Across the country, state wildlife agencies have tried a range of tactics to encourage hunters to switch from lead ammunition. Yet many hunters are reluctant to stop using lead bullets. They cite a range of reasons, from being unaware of the potential health threat or harm to scavenger animals, to having a stockpile of traditional ammunition they do not want to waste. Indeed, regulating lead ammunition has long been a hot-button point of contention among both conservationists and hunters...Read more»