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Letter: Lead In Food Bank Donation
To the Editor:
As hunters congratulate themselves after donating meat to food banks,
they fail to consider the likelihood that their donations are contaminated
with a scientifically proven neurotoxin.
Two years ago a North Dakota physician and big game hunter found lead
bullet fragments in 60 percent of meat samples being donated to food
pantries. As a result, the state Department of Health ordered food pantries
to discard the venison they had not yet distributed.
With millions of pounds of lead being blasted by hunters into animals and
the environment each year, food banks should not accept the meat of hunted
animals before submitting it for safety testing. While some hunters smugly
ask how many hungry people anti-hunters feed, we ask “how many hungry people
do sport hunters poison?”
Join our members and supporters in Los Angeles and throughout California
in learning more about hunting by visiting
Joe Miele, President
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting.
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