Save Bald Eagles from Lead Poisoning

Target: Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Reinstate ban on lead bullet use in wildlife refuges.

A ban put in place to prevent lead poisoning in bald eagles was overturned by the Trump administration, which cited a lack of consideration for hunters’ rights. It is estimated that 80 percent of eagles may have at least some degree of lead poisoning, which at its least severe can cause coordination lapses and at its worst can paralyze and kill the animal. The ban was originally set in place by the Obama administration, and Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke revoked it even though eagles are still dying from lead contamination.

Eagles are not the only ones being effected by lead. Owls and swans are often found suffering with the poisoning too. It happens either when the animal ingests shrapnel while eating off the ground or when eating an animal that was shot with a lead bullet. The biggest complaint from hunters is that non-lead bullets cost extra money, but that cost should be worth preserving one of America’s greatest symbols and majestic creatures. Sign this petition to demand that the lead bullet ban be reinstated in order to save bald eagles.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Zinke,

The American bald eagle is a symbol of patriotism and freedom in this country, yet the lead you allow hunters to use in their bullets is killing them. On the same day that you revoked the lead bullet ban, an eagle passed away in Oregon from lead poisoning. He spent his final days hardly able to move.

It is our responsibility as the caretakers of this land not to poison it. Lead can get into the earth and the water. We’ve seen what it can do to small towns in a matter of months. Eagles are not at fault for this contamination, yet they are suffering most with the outcome. I demand that you put the ban back in place and prevent hunters from using lead bullets.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Yathin S Krishnappa

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46 Comments

  1. virginia bottorff says:

    Who would be stupid and CRUEL enough to reinstate lead be used in bullets? A fucking total MORON is who!!! How about we force feed these MORONS a few bullets in the mouth. I can think of no better punishment for WASTE OF SPACE SUBHUMANS such as these!!

  2. Robert Redfield says:

    Incredible that it is the right of the hunter to poison our lands and viciously kill our wildlife.

    The reinstatement of lead bullets is no less than one might expect of Donald Trump, who knows nothing and cares nothing. Except that he Does care about Trump.

    I wonder what was in the minds of so many voters who not only hear news accounts, but hear Trump himself; who not only heard Trump speak, but watched him in action: his act a credit to The 3 Stooges, but to an Evil , vicious version of the The 3 Stooges.

    Bitterly ironic, isn’t it, that a sizable number of his voters won’t vote for him again?

    He is leaving behind him a wake of devastation of every sort.

    Pray that our environment – land, water, and wildlife – may survive, however slim the odds are getting.

    And resist,, resist, resist, protest, take action, write letters ot congress people.

    And SPEAK OUT conversationally in public. Not in a nasty way, but matter-of-factly. Don’t worry about Trump supporters’ feelings: they don’t give a damn about yours. They seem ot not give a damn about much, so it’s the marginal Trump Voters (different from “supporter”) that needs to be reached, so They can reach Their congresspeople at some point.

  3. Trish Ryan says:

    It’s also the chem trails in the sky.
    Independent testing over the past decade confirms that Chemtrails around the country contain a dangerous and extremely poisonous mix of chemicals that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal, etc.http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/04/29/geoengineering-chemtrails-what-in-the-world-are-they-spraying-and-why/

  4. It might be useful, to have all hunters wear red hats, to scare of their intended prey. How can America, become great again, when its symbol in the sky, will slowly die? Is the lead industry, another like the coal and oil industry, so short on profits, that this has become an option for one of them?

  5. Christine Stever says:

    I cannot believe that the ban to use lead bullets was overturned. Creatures were not created ad put on this earth to suffer at the hands of humans. Can you imagine what these animals are going through. I do not live in the United States, but is has become very apparent very fast that the former present cared about people, the planet, and animals I think he understood that e are all interlinked and need to take care of eachother. Putting these animals in this kind of danger and risk in is CRUEL,INHUMANE,UNETHICAL and DOWN RIGHT EVIL. God ( whatever one you might believe in) is probably looing down on us, shaking his or her head at the destruction that has been happening that is having a rippling effect globally. I agree that the people making these decisions should eat led bullets themselves. I believe that all living things deserve respect, compassion, love and kindness. The thought that people can be s destructive and non empathetic makes me angry as well as sad. We need to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. ALL ANIMALS deserve better They do not deserve to di such as horrible death. The fact that the day, this decision was made a bald eagle’s life ended so tragically speaks for itself to this heartless decision.

  6. Frank Holweg says:

    I do not sign the petition. Please make it possible to sign and not receive any further notices about this and other causes. I will keep myself informed. Thank you.

  7. Although I am from U.K I hoped Trump would get in,he does a lot of things I do not agree with. Especially the environment,and animal life.I hope he does not reign again .

  8. Fuck off you fucking ass hats. Get a job or a Hobbie or get laid. . Then you won’t need to find yet another reason to tell or force people what to do

  9. Graham Parks says:

    I was for Trump before but not anymore. The loser is bastardizing not just people, but animals too. First his moron sons go hunting. Now, this. Get rid of this POS. Time for impeachment.

  10. MUST BAN THE LEAD THAT KILLS THE GREAT BALD EAGLES AND OTHER WILDLIFE NOW.

  11. Valeriya Ponomareva says:

    It seems that having chosen Trump as the US president, the Americans signed the verdict, not only to themselves, but to all life on their continent. Too many laws were repaled, which concerned the protection of animal rights and nature in general.
    People, do not let Trump and his executors destroy the unique nature of America!

  12. Regretting voting for this idiot… Now him and his swamp rats are screwing me out of health care, no job they promised (trump promised US steel would be used for the pipeline, so we are risking poisoning our land and no jobs for Americans..trump products and Ivankas products ALL made overseas! If I had known I would never have voted for this lying cheat! Just making money and policy for the rich, regular hardworking folks get screwed! Americans stand up and demand this idiot step down before he does more damage!

  13. Iris owens says:

    We should have known what kind of a man he is. All we had to do was see his two sons, one with a dead tiger he had killed – on the endangered species list and the other son with half an elephant’s trunk in his hand. This family obviously has no love or compassion for any animal.

  14. Julie Bates says:

    Assholes the EAGLE is your American symbol …the pride of your country..now u shoot them down…showing the eventual fall of your country…..ha ha ha look who is your president…

  15. Lilian Caughlin says:

    Trump better not pi$$ off too many voters especially animal lovers or he may not get reelected as he has stated he would. Animal and environmental laws are dear to most people. Bad move for him and all animals. If I were a hunter I would spend a few extra dollars to be on the save side.

  16. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗😠

  17. How About this..NO BULLETS In Or On ANY Of Our Wild Life or ANY of Our Animals or People, Except those “PEOPLE” Who want to KILL US & YOU..ANIMALS Only Kill to Survive, TO Protect, Defend & Eat..Humans?? Pick ANY “EXCUSE” it FITS!

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