Ethical verses Legal/Illegal

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by mmayes, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

    Nov 24, 2003
    Palmyra, Kentucky
    Don't disagree completely with the lead and eagles thinking but it was ddt that caused the weak egg shells. Not just in eagles but in many bird species particularly birds of prey, waterfowl, and pelicans.
  2. rcatron

    rcatron 8 pointer

    Apr 12, 2010
    winchester, ky
    Yea I was thinking the Condors were what the DDT really hurt
  3. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

    Nov 4, 2006
    Not here anymore
    Repeating the false DDT claims is just repeating garbage (the old saying that if you repeat a lie long enough....).

    DDT was thoroughly evaluated both by the National Academies of Science (NAS) and and EPA panel. Both found that DDT was likely a net benefit to birds. It controlled mosquitoes, mostly those that were pathogen vectors, which resulted in lower mortality of birds. It did cause egg shell thinning, but only at extremely high rates (not the rates used for mosquito control).

    All of the evidence was presented, and then EPA chose to ban the pesticide anyhow, without the EPA director attending any of the scientific hearings , and possibly without reading any of the reports.

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