Ban on Lead Shot a Hit

Lead ammunition is unregulated in most U.S. states, causing harmful effects to the environment.

The use of heavy metals in lead ammunition is unregulated in most U.S. states, causing harmful effects to wildlife and the environment.

PawsUpPaws Up!
To the California State legislature for enacting and Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law a bill that bans all lead shot in ammunition used by hunters.

According to a news story, “Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 711 into law on October 11, making California the first U.S. state to ban the use of lead ammunition for all hunting purposes.”

The article further states, “The heavy metal’s many harmful effects have led to its ban from sources such as paint and gasoline. But lead ammunition remains one of the largest unregulated sources of lead in the environment,…”

Take Action: California residents, thank your legislators and your governor for protecting wildlife in your state by banning all lead shot in ammunition used by hunters. Residents of all other states, contact your legislators to urge them to enact similar legislation. Banning lead shot in ammunition doesn’t just protect wildlife, it protects all life.

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