Migratory birds killed by lead ammunition

6 Nov

“Lead is nasty stuff. If it gets inside the human body it has multiple toxic effects – for example in children it damages the developing brain and can have lasting effects on IQ and behaviour.”

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Bird migration, a perilous journey – Alyssa Klavans.

From BirdLife:

Banning lead should not be a toxic issue

By Martin Fowlie, Wed, 05/11/2014 – 20:35

RSPB’s Agriculture Policy Officer, Ellie Crane, is attending the Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties in Quito – vital decisions are in the process of being made – here’s a guest blog just in from Ellie.

Lead is nasty stuff. If it gets inside the human body it has multiple toxic effects – for example in children it damages the developing brain and can have lasting effects on IQ and behaviour. We have known about the problems of lead for years, which is why we’ve phased it out of paint and petrol.

But we are still releasing lead into our environment, in the form of lead ammunition used by hunters. It’s not only people who are…

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