This is what happens to our national symbol when it consumes lead ammunition.
As the internet freaked out over Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke riding a horse to his first day on the new job, environmentalists expressed outrage over one of his first actions: overturning a federal ban on hunting with lead ammunition in national parks and wildlife refuges.
The ban aimed to help save animals, including the iconic bald eagle, from dying slow deaths from lead poisoning. Zinke argued that the interests of hunters were not sufficiently represented in the ban.
The same day Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reversed the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban, an eagle died from lead poisoning in Arlington, Washington.
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