Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Brings Back Lead Ammo In Parks And Refuges

Read the full story in the Huffington Post.

As the internet freaked out over Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke riding a horse to his first day on the new job Thursday, environmental activists expressed outrage over one of his first actions: overturning a federal ban on hunting with lead ammunition in national parks and wildlife refuges.

Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3346, which repeals a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service directive the Obama administration issued the day before President Donald Trump took office barring the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle in national parks and wildlife refuges. Zinke also signed an order to expand hunting, fishing and recreation access on federal lands.

For a better understanding of the problem, see Lead Bullet Risks for Wildlife & Humans. For lead-free options, see Army’s eco-friendly quest breeds more deadly bullet.

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