Copper Bullets: Ethics Of Gutpiles

Hunters should use copper bullets instead of lead bullets, according to some hunters. That way, animals who eat the “gutpiles” of other, hunted animals will not have to face lead poisoning. Sayeth the ethical hunter:

I’ve seen X-rays of shot game showing dust-sized lead particles spread throughout the meat, far away from the bullet hole.

The guy is so serious he started “Project Gutpile,” which—however appealing its name is to us Surrealists and anatomists—may fare better in the mainstream media as, say, “Project Copper Bullets.” Regardless, clean hunting sounds better better than poison dust-strewing hunting. Best of luck.

Copper ore (which can be used to make bullets? who knew…):

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