Lead is a dangerous metal that can poison humans and wildlife; A fragment the size of a grain of rice is enough to kill an eagle.

Sadly, wildlife rehabilitation facilities see many cases of lead poisoning each year. The leading cause is from the ingestion of lead left from hunting ammunition and fishing weights. Tiny fragments can be left behind in gut piles from hunting, in which raptors and other wildlife scavenge. It is also ingested by eating fish that have swallowed lead weights and by eating ducks and geese that have dabbled up lead particles. Lead is a dangerous metal that can poison humans and wildlife; A fragment the size of a grain of rice is enough to kill an eagle.  The solution is to switch to non-lead alternatives.

Lead Poison Information Flyers

Please feel free to print and hand out our information flyers to help raise awareness.

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