The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission rebuffed an effort this week by anti-hunting activists to ban the use of lead ammunition by hunters in the state.
In a 5-1 vote Wednesday, the Commission members rejected a petition presented by Paula Brown, 33, a part-time raptor rehabilitator who had collected the signatures of 53 residents and four letters of support calling for the prohibition. An online petition for the ban had attracted over 10,000 signatures, however the majority were from outside of the state.
“I presented it to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission today; however, they refused to ban lead ammunition for hunting in Colorado. Seems like money is more important than the lives of beautiful birds and other animals,” wrote Brown on the petition site following the rejection of her proposed ban.
Written by Chris Eger
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