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 ought to be purely voluntary; nevertheless, fewer than 20% of particular person State web sites have any simply accessed data on the risks of lead toxicity from looking and fishing.
We help the empowerment of sportspeople with extra data however the purely voluntary strategy of phasing-out lead ammunition has not yielded the mandatory change required to maintain refuge lands secure from lead toxicity. Rulemaking is essentially the most viable choice transferring ahead.
We help US Fish and Wildlife’s resolution to not permit looking with lead ammunition or fishing with lead deal with on any newly opened Nationwide Wildlife Refuge lands. We additionally strongly urge the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge system to part out lead ammunition and fishing deal with on all of its lands in a swift method.
You may learn our full letter under: