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Please read over this letter and if you agree please send it to out to our goodlooking Governor Schwarzenegger

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Tell California Governor to Sign Condor Protection Bill Click here to take action: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/california_condor California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association and Republican legislators, canning one of his own Fish and Game Commissioners for daring to have an opinion on the protection of endangered California condors from lead poisoning. The California Senate and Assembly recently passed an historic protection measure for condors, Assembly Bill 821 (Nava, D-Santa Barbara), the Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act, which would require non-lead ammunition for big-game hunting in condor habitat. The California Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Game Commission have opposed the legislation and urged Governor Schwarzenegger to veto it, which he is expected to do. The Condor Preservation Act would require hunters to use non-lead ammunition for hunting big game and coyotes within the California condor range in central and southern California, beginning July 1, 2008. The Condor Preservation Act would significantly reduce lead poisoning of condors in California and is an important first step in getting lead out of the food chain. Please contact Governor Schwarzenegger and tell him that that putting the condor on the state quarter isn't good enough: He needs to sign the Condor Preservation Act into law to stop California's condors from being poisoned by lead ammunition from big-game hunting. He also needs to reinstate Judd Hanna, a commissioner who worked fairly and impartially to conserve California's wildlife, and to quit intimidating the commission on controversial issues. For more information on condors and lead poisoning, visit www.savethecondors.org *************************************** Jeff Miller Conservation Advocate Center for Biological Diversity 1095 Market Street, Suite 511 San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: (415) 436-9682 x303 Fax: (415) 436-9683 Web site: www.biologicaldiversity.org