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March 25, 2012 1:16 PM

Environmentalists take aim at toxic lead in ammunition

In a move opposed by many hunters, environmentalists want the Environmental Protection Agency to ban or severely limit the use of toxic lead in hunting ammunition. In a petition filed with the agency last week, the groups said that up to 20 million birds in the United States die each year after nibbling on bullet fragments, including swans, golden and bald eagles, mourning doves, California condors and more than 70 other species.

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