When Ryan Zinke was appointed as Secretary of the Interior, one of the first things he did was sign an order destroying a ban on the use of ammunition containing lead in national wildlife refuges. Lead ammunition kills millions of wild animals every year –
Up until now, the policy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been to allow hunting of predators such as bears and wolves in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges only when the hunting has been demonstrated to be “based on sound science and in response
National Forests are public land, and hunting on them is a privilege, not a right. When hunters go into National Forests to kill the animals they find there, the least we can do is to require them to use ammunition that doesn’t spread toxins into the ecosystem, killing wildlife that the hunters weren’t even aiming at.