Lead Ammunition Ban Science – What do Audubon and the Humane Society Have to Hide?

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A ban on the use of lead ammunition for hunting and depredation statewide is currently making its way through the California Senate.  Sponsors of AB 711 (D-Rendon), which is opposed by the National Rifle Association and other hunting and recreational shooting groups, seek to avoid public oversight and bypass meaningful scientific scrutiny by the California Read More »

Lead Ammunition Ban Proponent with History of Misleading the Public Cannot Provide Sources to Back Claims on Condor Deaths

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The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) issued a dramatic press release on April 16, 2013, as part of its campaign to make it illegal to hunt with lead-based ammunition throughout the world.  The press release makes several specific claims.  First, it states unequivocally that the deaths of three specific California condors (Condors) were “definitively linked to lead Read More »

AB 711 Proponents Use Human Health Risk Scare Tactics to Circumvent California Fish and Game Commission Scrutiny on Hunters’ Use of Lead Ammunition

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Sacramento, CA – Grasping for a way to justify bypassing oversight by the California Fish & Game Commission (Commission) and to accelerate support in the legislature for a law that would impose a lead ammunition ban on all hunting in California (AB 711), lead ban proponents around the nation are now making the outrageous claim that Read More »

Rebuttal to the Audubon Society’s Support for the Proposed Statewide Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) for Hunting in California

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California — The following is an excerpt of The Audubon Society’s “Facts Sheet” recently published in support of AB 711, and HuntForTruth.org’s response to “Their” alleged facts. Their “Myth” – The 2007 ban on the use of lead ammunition in the range of the California condor hasn’t worked, despite high levels of compliance among hunters. Read More »

CBD’s Recent Anti-Lead Ammunition Press Release Is Short on Facts to Support its Science

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In a press release issued by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on April 16, 2013, CBD makes the claim that the deaths of three California condors in the Arizona condor flock were “definitively linked to lead poisoning from ingesting spent lead ammunition fragments in carrion[.]”  The press release goes on to state that more Read More »

Recent Court Ruling May Make it More Difficult to Obtain Information from Researchers Working to Ban Hunting with Lead-Based Ammunition

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On Wednesday, the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, (the Court) denied a petition brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) regarding University of California, Davis’ (UCD) failure to produce documents in response to a public records request.  The case, HSUS v. Regents, addresses an issue that is extremely important in the current public Read More »

Proposed Lead Ammunition Ban Legislation Seeks to Avoid Scientific Scrutiny by Circumventing Fish & Game Commission’s Review

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Sacramento, California — On February 21, 2013, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) introduced AB 711. If passed,  AB 711 would ban all hunting with lead ammunition in the entire state of California.  Several lead ammunition ban proponents are pushing AB 711, despite NRA and CRPA having demonstrated that existing lead ammunition bans have not been effective in lowering Read More »