Target: National Rifle Association
Goal: Convince the NRA to stop promoting lead bullets that are killing wildlife and emitting toxic waste.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has done extensive research on the affects of lead on the environment, which has led to the toxic element being removed from water pipes, gasoline, paint and other sources that prove to be detrimental to our health and the welfare of wildlife. Even so, toxic lead is still finding its way into our waterways and food chain by way of hunting ammunition and fishing tackles.
The fate of 20 million birds and other wildlife is at risk, especially the endangered California Condor and the bald eagle, as lead laced bullets emit over 3,000 tons of toxicity into the wild every year. As a result, many birds and other animals die of lead poisoning through ingestion.
The NRA’s ‘Hunt For Truth’ campaign has attacked grassroots foundations, scientists and environmentalist groups for being insensitive towards the ‘traditions of hunting’ and has even gone so far as to say that a ban on lead bullets is an ‘assault’ on hunting and hunters’ rights.
What about the ‘assault’ on millions of endangered species and wildlife?
Tell the NRA that their ‘Hunt for Truth‘ campaign isn’t promoting facts, rather they’re avoiding them. By signing this petition, you’re taking a stand against the NRA’s bogus claims and helping to save the lives of millions of endangered birds and wildlife.
Dear National Rifle Association,
Your recent attacks against grassroots organizations, scientists, and environmental groups are unfounded, ignorant and misguided.
Lead is a toxic waste that, when unleashed on our environment and our waterways, and introduced into our food chain through bullets and casings that your organization supports, causes death and poisons wildlife and endangered birds like the California Condor and the bald eagle — our nation’s emblem of strength and life.
Please think twice about your decision to continue promoting the use of lead bullets when there are countless alternatives available that have not been shown to function any differently and can cut down on the number of wild birds that fall victim to lead poisoning every year.
[Your Name Here]
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