Monday, April 22, 2013

lead ammo poisons condors


Lead Ammo Poisons Condors in Grand Canyon  by Douglas Main

Critically endangered condors that live near the Grand Canyon are being poisoned by lead used in ammunition, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group. So far this year, seven out of the 80 California condors that live in the area have died, and three of these deaths have been “definitively linked to lead poisoning from ingesting spent lead ammunition fragments in carrion, and lead poisoning is suspected in the other four deaths,” according to the group…

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