USA: will Schwarzenegger kill Californian condor?

This video from the USA is called California Condor Cliff Nest Part 1.

Part 2 is here.

From New Scientist:

Lead bullet ban might save rare Californian condor

* 15 September 2007
* Magazine issue 2621

Will Arnie help save the California condor, or will he say “Hasta la vista, baby”? The California state legislature has backed a bill to ban game hunters from using lead bullets in the birds’ range, and only a veto by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger can prevent the measure from becoming law.

Lead poisoning from carcasses tainted with fragments of bullets or shot is the main threat to the survival of the condor (Gymnogyps californianus), which has clawed its way back from the brink thanks to a successful captive breeding programme (New Scientist, 28 February, p 14). Last week, the California senate passed the Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act, which will require hunters to use non-lead ammunition for hunting big game and coyotes in central and southern California.

Even so, the future of these enormous scavengers is far from secure. The law does not cover lead shot used to hunt squirrels or …

See also here.

Schwarzenegger recently vetoed the Californian electorate speaking out on the Iraq war; so, don’t count too much on a good decision by him.

More about endangered species: here.

2 thoughts on “USA: will Schwarzenegger kill Californian condor?

  1. Posted by: “bigraccoon”

    Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:33 pm (PDT)

    Governor removes Shriver and Eastwood from State Parks Commission

    Two days ago Governor Schwarzenegger removed his brother-in-law Bobby Shriver and fellow actor Clint Eastwood from the State Park Commission.

    The Governor says that he did not drop these men from the Commission because they oppose the toll road and other dangerous projects threatening our state parks. He says he simply wanted “new legs.” However, the message is clear: vote the way I want or you are out.

    Governor Schwarzenegger claims he is a “green” governor, but with actions like this it is hard to tell. When asked about the toll road in a recent event in Anaheim he stated, “I know the environmentalists are sensitive about it, and they say it is going through a (state) park, but the road has to go through somewhere. We can’t stop progress.”

    Please send in a letter to the L.A. Times in opposition of the Governor’s “my way or the highway” attitude. Send your letters to

    State Park Commissioners should not be afraid to stand up for our state parks.


  2. Pingback: Victory in California in protecting condors against lead ammunition | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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