The bald eagle, a symbol of strength and freedom for Americans, is facing a new and dangerous threat in the state of Michigan, MLive reports. Once near extinction, the population of these magnificent birds has slowly recovered, but their numbers are now declining again, this time due to lead poisoning caused by fishing and hunting […]
Tag: lead fishing weights
Lead Ammunition Officially Banned in EU Wetlands, Expected to Save Millions of Birds
Lead poisoning is estimated to kill one million waterbirds in Europe each year, but a new ban has officially taken effect that should drastically reduce that figure. A ban on using lead ammunition on wetlands in the EU has now been implemented, after countries were given two years to seek out alternatives. Iceland, Norway, and […]
POLL: Should there by a full ban on all lead ammunition and the use of lead fishing weights?
Lead shot is to be banned from all wetlands in the European Union, in a decision that is expected to pave the way for phasing out all toxic ammunition. The European parliament voted against objections lodged by far-right parties, allowing the European commission to introduce the new regulations by the end of the year. The […]