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Lead bullet ban urged to save condors

The government should ban the use of lead bullets to save the struggling condors of northern Arizona, according to a coalition of environmental groups who have threatened to file a lawsuit if the U.S. Forest Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department fail to act. Lead poisoning from bullet fragments in game animals remains the leading cause of death among the 60 condors released in the rugged Vermillion Cliffs area north of the Grand Canyon.

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