ACTION ALERT: Stop NRA's Attempt to Halt Protections to Condors, Eagles
August 4, 2012
Democracy in Action & Kierán Suckling / Center for Biological Diversity
The National Rifle Association has taken legal action to block the EPA from protecting wildlife and people from being poisoned by lead hunting ammunition left in the wild. Millions of birds are needlessly poisoned every year by toxic lead ammo left in the wild, including bald eagles, swans and endangered California condors. The NRA is determined to keep the EPA from protecting millions of birds who die every year from poisoned by lead bullet fragments.
NRA in Court to Stop Protections to Condors, Eagles
(August 2, 2012) -- Just moments ago the National Rifle Association took legal action to block the EPA from protecting wildlife and people from being poisoned by lead hunting ammunition left in the wild.
Today's legal action challenges the Center for Biological Diversity's suit, filed last month with allies, to get the EPA to finally regulate toxic lead in hunting ammunition.
These outrageous attacks need to stop. Please make an emergency gift today and help us stand up to the NRA's assault on wildlife.
As I've written to you over the past two weeks, millions of birds are needlessly poisoned every year by toxic lead ammo left in the wild, including bald eagles, swans and endangered California condors.
Under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA has the authority to stop this lead-poisoning epidemic with common-sense solutions -- but the NRA is using its muscle to throw up roadblocks to any new safeguards.
The NRA is bound and determined to keep the EPA from doing its job in protecting the millions of birds who die every year after being painfully poisoned by lead bullet fragments.
That's why we need your urgent support now with a gift to our Condor Defense Fund. Help defend the EPA's ability to regulate this deadly toxin and ensure not one more condor, swan or bald eagle is poisoned by lead bullets.
The Center has been working since 2004 to end the preventable lead poisoning of birds and reduce health risks for people eating lead-shot game.
Lead poisoning is the leading cause of death for America's ancient, critically endangered condors. Please make your gift today to stand up to the NRA and protect these extraordinary birds, along with other wildlife, threatened by lead poisoning.
We've faced this challenge before and know the NRA will stop at nothing to keep us from protecting endangered wildlife -- so we're in for a bare-knuckle fight.
Thank you for standing with us,
Kierán Suckling is the Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity
P.S. The best way to protect millions of birds and animals from lead poisoning is to stop the NRA's attack in the courts and continue our work to end the needless deaths of condors and other wildlife once and for all by getting lead out of our environment. I hope you'll consider a generous gift today.
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The NRA just attacked protections for bald eagles and other wildlife. Help us fight back.
Help Us Save Condors, Eagles and Other Wildlife From Cruel Lead Poisoning
Center for Biological Diversity
Breaking News: The National Rifle Association just took legal action to block the EPA from protecting wildlife and people from toxic lead hunting ammunition.
We need your help now to stand up to this outrageous attack. Millions of birds are needlessly poisoned every year from lead ammo left in the wild, including endangered California condors, bald eagles, loons and swans.
We can't let the NRA win this fight.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been working since 2004 to end the preventable lead poisoning of birds and reduce health risks for people eating lead-shot game. Sensible alternatives already exist to replace lead ammo.
Please join our all-out campaign to save these magnificent raptors today with a generous gift to our Condor Defense Fund, and then share this information with your friends.
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