Some will be aware of the proceedings of the Lead ammunition Group. Others will stick their heads in the sand and whistle!
All of us who shoot rifle/shotgun, live quarry or targets need to wake up and let the powers that be know our views.
There is a real danger that our shooting will once again be severely affected by complacency and dogma.
The Lead Ammunition Group working party is made up of representatives from the following organisations:
British Association for Shooting and Conservation (Chairman)
The Gun Trade Association Ltd
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
National Game Dealers Association
Country Land and Business Association
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare RSPB
Institute of Environment and Health
Wildfowl & Wetlands trust
I've looked at the proceeding of this group and it is quite clear that
the risk of lead in the food chain is very limited and what is more
there is sufficient legislation on the statue books to cover this
small risk i.e. The 1990 Food Safety Act and the E.C directive
The Food Standards Agency and DEFRA had already concluded that lead is
a low risk with regard to food and indicated in the past that "the warning on the label"
should suffice. This approach has worked for a number of years.
The threat to lead use is in my opinion and many others a dogmatic and
mischievous attempt to severely hinder legitimate shooting activities
by certain groups intent on a total ban on hunting shooting and
A curious tool of EC legislation “the Precautionary Principle” allows uncertain science/research to be used to make decisions. This principle is being exploited in order to push forward a ban by these groups.
A lead ban will affect all shooting including target and clay shooting.
Your support to throw out this proposal will be greatly appreciated by those who enjoy their sport and who have been affected by unfair legislation in recent years. Don't just rely on your shooting organisation contact your MPs etc and air your views
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