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Nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s) are the primary so called “environmental” activists involved in the campaign to ban traditional ammunition, consisting of lead components. These self proclaimed environmental NGO’s are very influential and well funded networks intent on eradicating lead ammunition for hunting and recreational shooting. As part of their agenda, propaganda and “faulty science” are preferred for attaining their desired policies and regulations.
These NGO’s have considerable influence over many legislators and regulators who are involved in policy making and implementing regulations regarding lead ammunition. In some instances, their political influence has captured the regulatory agencies and bureaucracy that regulate the use of lead ammunition. Under this capture theory, NGO’s, legislators, regulatory agencies and researchers work in concert to implement policies and regulations to ban traditional ammunition.
NGO’s also use the legal system to push their anti-lead ammunition and anti-hunting campaign. NGO’s, such as Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club, annually file hundreds of lawsuits nationwide in order to implement alleged environmental policies and regulations tailored to their so called environmental agenda. These lawsuits and legal challenges nearly deplete many regulatory agencies’ annual budgets, in defending their policies and regulations against meritless claims. In depleting limited agency budgets necessary to implement sound conservation programs to protect the environment and wildlife, NGO’s directly contradict their alleged organizational directives.
Conversely, hunters, recreational shooters and affiliated organizations contribute billions of dollars annually throughout the U.S. to conservation programs that enhance and preserve our environment and wildlife. Sportsman contribute nearly eight million dollars a day and approximately three billion dollars a year for conservation projects. This funding represents on average nearly half of state fish and wildlife agencies funding. The licensing fees and other charges hunters pay support wildlife management and restoration, habitat improvement and general conservation efforts. Collectively, hunters and anglers provide more than 75% of the annual funds for all fifty state conservation agencies. The real truth is that hunters, recreational shooters and affiliated organizations are the true “conservationist.”
Hunt for Truth will expose the NGO’s associated with a biased agenda critical of lead ammunition in order to facilitate an open and transparent debate on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting and recreational shooting sports. Frequently check the Expose section for investigative reporting on the NGO’s propaganda campaign, and the real truth in the debate on lead ammunition.