Los Angeles Audubon Society
Get the Lead Out
Regarding the article “Fight of the Condors” [February 18–24] and the problem of lead contamination: In 1984 I visited a friend in New Mexico and we went duck hunting. New Mexico Fish and Game officers came up and found shotgun shells in the truck that contained lead. They wrote me a citation for $50 on the spot. Their behavior showed me there was a ban on lead shot in New Mexico.
This can be done in California. Put the ban on lead shot on the books, explicitly saying that the hunter and the landowner will be fined.