I did remember posting about this back when it happened. I just couldn't find the thread. I see that what was once in the Husbandry forum is now here in Rainbows and Unicorns. Anyway, I am really sad that the current administration saw fit to do this, and sorta makes their claim of a lack of patriotism ring hollow in relationship with the "taking a knee" during the National Anthem. To me it seems as if it was more important to undo an Obama action than it is to protect the National Symbol and the lives of America's Bald Eagle population.Could this be a result of lead poisoning? So sad...
This is the result of lead poisoning... It is incredibly sad and so unnecessary and mostly preventable.
It is not my intention to turn this into a political discussion; but, if you don't already know this I think everyone who enjoys wildlife and all of God's creatures should be aware that one of the very first acts that the Trump administration took after the inauguration was to lift the regulation that banned lead bullets and fishing gear that hunters and others who shoot firearms and fish on wildlife refuges and Federal lands because it poisons the wildlife that live on these lands when they eat food that has been contaminated by bullets that fishing gear that contains lead. This is in no way to suggest that I oppose hunting and fishing, I do not.
Seeing that magnificent Bald Eagle suffering neurological issues because of this is unconscionable. Bullets and fishing gear can be manufactured without using lead, it is not necessary and takes nothing from those who enjoy hunting and fishing to not endanger the wildlife that share these lands with humans. This is so preventable!
I realize that it will require some effort and expense on the manufacturer of these goods to change how they make these items; but, does that mean they should not have to change? Should paint manufactures have been able to continue using lead in their paints because it was costly to make the change? When something is discovered to be bad for the environment or life of humans or animals, birds or fish shouldn't it be corrected? You can go to prison and be fined up to $100,000 for having in your possession a single American Bald Eagle feather, shouldn't the manufacturer and users of items that poison them be just as accountable?
Right is right and wrong is wrong, and it is just that simple to me.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-i ... SKBN16930Z