California Leads on Lead

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Lead is a known neurotoxin, dangerous to humans and wildlife alike, and lead ammunition is one of the leading sources of this toxin in the environment. Endangered California condors, have been severely impacted by the presence of this toxin in the region, and the danger is there for many other species as well. Now, after an extensive outreach and advocacy campaign by Defenders of Wildlife and our partners, California has passed historic legislation that will require only non-lead ammunition to be used for hunting throughout the state. Way to get the lead out!

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April 2015 - California adopts final rules for eliminating lead hunting ammunition to protect wildlife and health.