Calif proposes lead bullet ban in condor areas
California Fish & Game Commmission is today weighing a proposed ban on lead-cored bullets, for deer hunting, in condor range (a large part of the state).
I know a biochemist who is flying there to testify. One of his views: lead may be a problem to condors because of a dietary deficiency. They're scavengers, and their beaks are powerful enough to tear tissue not to crack bone. As a result, they're calcium deficient, and calcium deficiency makes an organism exceptionally prone to lead poisoning.