"Nearly half of Bald Eagles suffer lead poisoning"(link here)
"...Lead on the landscape affects not only eagles, but also many other birds — including hawks, vultures, ravens, swans and geese, said Jennifer Cedarleaf, avian director at Alaska Raptor Center,
a nonprofit wildlife rescue in Sitka, Alaska.
Because eagles are very sensitive to lead, are so well-studied and attract so much public interest, “bald eagles are like the canary in the coal mine," she said. “They are the species that tells
us: We have a bit of problem..."
The study points to the Central Flyway with the largest percentage of lead poisoning.
PLEASE CALL YOUR WISCONSIN LEGISLATORS AND ASK THAT THEY MANDATE THE ELIMINATION OF LEAD IN HUNTING IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. BALD EAGLES ARE OUR NATIONAL
BIRD. CALL YOUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS AS WELL
ASKING THEM TO BAN LEAD ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.