The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

November 10, 2009

good night, everyone, solo oud

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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:32:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Center for Biological Diversity <>
Subject: Help Us Stop the Condor Killing

Dear Alan,

The National Rifle Association is gunning for America's largest and most endangered bird -- the condor.

Calling us "extremists" for trying to stop the poisoning of condors by lead bullets -- inside a federal national monument, no less -- the NRA is pitting its multimillion-dollar legal team against our lawyers in a showdown that will determine whether condors survive or disappear forever.

Please help us win this critical battle to save the condor -- give to our Condor Legal Defense Fund today: We need to raise $50,000 by November 20 to defeat the NRA.

Twenty-five condors have already died a slow, painful death from feeding on deer and other animals killed with lead bullets. The lead enters their bloodstream, causing the digestive system to shut down until the great birds starve to death. Those that survive have to go through painful blood transfusions?many only to be poisoned again as soon as they return to the wild.

The situation is so bad that top condor scientists just issued a warning:

"The condor recovery program has reached a crossroads?Lead poisoning resulting from ingestion of spent ammunition in carcasses is so severe and chronic...that condor recovery cannot be achieved so long as such lead exposure continues."

To stop the killing, the Center for Biological Diversity's legal team has filed a lawsuit to ban hunting with lead bullets on federal lands surrounding the Grand Canyon. With steel and copper bullets readily available, there is simply no reason to poison endangered species -- or any animal -- with lead.

The NRA, however, has marshaled its vast resources to keep the lead bullets flying, no matter how many condors are killed.

With your generous donation to the Condor Legal Defense Fund, we'll beat back the NRA, ban lead bullets, and give condors a fighting chance:

$50,000 isn't much compared to the NRA's millions, but if we raise it by November 20, it will put us over the top and ensure the end of lead poisoning and a new lease on life for condors.

Thanks so much,

Kieran Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

P.S. Our legal team is also preparing a motion to stop the largest development in California's history in order to save the condor. The TAREX Corporation plans to destroy 19,000 acres of a federally designated condor preserve on Tejon Ranch to build luxury homes and golf courses. Please help us stop the country's most horrific example of sprawl by donating to the Condor Legal Defense Fund today:

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