Minnesota Lawmakers Eye Lead-In-Venison Issue

From the Pioneer Press:

_The chairman of the Minnesota Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee plans to hold a hearing on the human and wildlife health risks posed by lead bullet fragments in venison.
Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, said he wants lawmakers to review recent research on lead fragments found in Minnesota's food-shelf venison before acting on any legislation restricting lead hunting bullets.

"If there is a reasonable issue, we will address it, but it will be based on the facts," he said. "I want to go over all studies that are out there. . . ."

Understandably, their hackles are raised," Chaudhary said of hunters' concerns. "I absolutely want to avoid a political slugfest between hunters and anti-hunters."_