"Lead Poisoning Threatens Eagles"

"HILDEN, Nova Scotia -- Helene Van Doninck is tired of treating eagles for lead poisoning."

"Van Doninck, a veterinarian who operates the Cobequid Rehabilitation Centre, a charitable organization that provides care to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, said she sees cases of lead poisoning in eagles and other birds every year. ...

Van Doninck said the trouble is that much of the ammunition hunters use contains lead. It enters animals’ systems when they eat shell casings or parts of animals that contain lead fragments."

Michael Gorman reports for the Halifax Chronicle Herald January 3, 2012.

Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald, 01/04/2012