There's a long running thread on rokslide about eagles eating lead. I live in an eagle rich area and also within 100 miles of several superfund mine waste sites heavy in lead.
The fact that I can have an eagle on every coyote I shoot within hours....and this has been the case for the past 30 years makes me aware of the BS campaign.
The left argues its those very yotes and birds that kill the eagles. They have gone so far as to claim errant pellets get picked up by birds who fall prey to eagles and pass the lead. I offered to send a che k to charity if someone can video themselves finding a lead pellet on public land. Still no takers.
One of the biggest factors out in California is the "Condor".
Necropsies of condor chicks picked up under nests show that a huge percentage died from ingesting landfill garbage fed to them by their parents.
Thousands and thousands of deer are killed or shot and unrecovered across the south and midwest annually.
But yet, the turkey vulture isn't endangered and feasts on hundreds of thousands of gut piles and carcasses every year!