Re "Why labor should be against bill that bans lead from hunting" (Viewpoints, Sept. 10): Mark Gagliardi says animal rights advocacy groups blinded to the detrimental impact AB 711 will have on California by their zealous mission to ban hunting.
This bill is not about banning hunting, just lead ammunition. There is plenty of evidence that lead ammunition is responsible for the deaths of predators, grazing cattle, condors, and eagles. Lead in paint and gasoline has been banned. Some companies make lead-free ammunition and are not losing profits because of it.
-- Lynda Austin, Sacramento