By: Charlie Williams

Conservation VS Preservation


preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.


maintain (something) in its original or existing state.

Should lead bullets be banned in order to preserve the environment?

Lead bullets are a risk for many scavengers. The lead that can be left behind in a dead animal can be consumed and as a result, poison and kill the scavenger. The California condor is an endangered species and is effected by lead poisoning. In order to stop the extinction of this animal, people need to stop using lead bullets.

Lead bullets impact on humans

When an animal is killed with lead bullets, the lead shrapnel is still inside the animal. If the hunter wishes to process and eat the meat, then they might be at risk for lead poisoning. In packaged venison, many lead bullet fragments can be found.

Leads effect on health

Lead is toxic to many parts of the body such as the nervous, renal, cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and hematologic systems.

Leads ammunition and regulation

Lead bullets are not regulated by the government unlike most lead products. Lead batteries and piping are monitored while lead ammunition isn't.

What is lead?

Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group. It is a toxic neurotoxin that effects the nervous system and can cause brain disorders.