Two new studies “add scientific evidence that hunters’ lead ammunition often finds its way into carrion-eating birds, such as eagles and turkey vultures.” So when will conservation-minded hunters stop using lead ammunition? Surely the hunters who come onto 10,000 Birds to talk about what great conservationists hunters are will agree that lead ammunition should not be used to hunt? Why, then, is lead still used to hunt? And why do hunting organizations largely line up against banning lead ammunition for hunting? Why do I see hunters all kinds of angry about the idea of lead ammunition being banned on every hunting forum and blog that I visited with no one arguing in favor of a lead hunting ban?
One might think that hunters only act as conservationists when they are forced to by law.