California bans lead ammunition for the birds

The new law has garnered tough opposition from gun enthusiasts, but wildlife experts say it is a lifesaver for the bird.

    The California Condor has survived many threats during its 12,000 years of existence, but today, nature’s largest land bird may be facing its greatest threat yet: Lead ammunition found in carcasses the scavenger bird feeds on.

    California’s governor has recently taken the controversial step to ban lead ammunition.

    Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Stanton reports from Los Angeles. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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