The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation and conservation companions, Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums and American Chicken Conservancy lately submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting their proposed rule to not add any further 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 hazards of lead toxicity from looking and fishing.
We assist the empowerment of sportspeople with extra data however the purely voluntary method of phasing-out lead ammunition has not yielded the mandatory change required to maintain refuge lands secure from lead toxicity. Rulemaking is probably the most viable possibility transferring ahead.
We assist US Fish and Wildlife’s determination to not enable 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 part 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 beneath: