GET THE LEAD OUT
  • Petitioned Iowa Govenor Branstad and Iowa Legislators

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Iowa Govenor Branstad and Iowa Legislators
Iowa Governor
Iowa State Senate
Iowa State House

GET THE LEAD OUT

    1. Lita Wester
    2. Petition by

      Lita Wester

      Waterloo, IA

The use of lead in ammo and fishing leads and sinkers is killing our wildlife including our national bird, the symbol of our freedom, the bald eagle. Lead left in animals that are human consumed is also showing in humans. We banned lead in paint. It's past time we ended it in hunting and fishing! There are different options already out for both hunting and fishing.

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    • Jill Lockey JANESVILLE, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I saw red when the Iowa Legislature voted to reintroduce lead shot for dove hunting. A week after, another eagle came into SOAR from Franklin County. A week later, another eagle was found in Black Hawk county. It was weak and not behaving correctly. It had a low lead level, enough to impair its faculties.

      Lead is poison. It's killing Iowa's raptors. We need to get it out of Iowa. Iowa used to have strong, smart leadership. What in the world has happened?

      I have been giving this a lot of thought and I have hatched a plan for the initiation of a lead awareness program in Iowa. It could help stop the use of lead. If anyone in Iowa is interested in helping me with this project, please contact me. jill.lockey@gmail.com.

      I say we should let the people of Iowa become strong leaders in the nation again, even if our elected officials have shown that they are not.

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    • Peggy Ebner WESTMINSTER, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      I received an email from Keep America Fishing, an organization that refuses to compromise on the lead fishing tackle issue. I support the conservation of wildlife and the regulation of sportfishing and think a little sacrifice on all of our parts can result in a better environment for the creatures with whom we share this world. After all, the opponents of the lead ban say themselves that alternative metals cost only 9-18% more, a tiny increase in a tiny expense that is an optional hobby anyway.

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    • Dennis Meagher WALFORD, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To save our National Bird, the Bald Eagle

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    • Eileen Vara BLOOMINGTON, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because our American Bald Eagles, are the symbol for our country and it is horrible that we would not do everything in our power to protect them, including lead poisoning!!! which is pre

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    • Jay savino NEW PALTZ, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Are we that ignorant and selfish that we cannot stop something that is killing our wildlife!! St\op this practice now!!

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