Can anyone tell me if any of our shooting/conservation associations doing any work to activley oppose proposed anti-lead legislation?
The organisations that are in favour of eliminating all lead ammunition are very fond of citing elevated lead levels in hunters' blood samples and those of their families; and of showing x-rays of shot carcasses exhibiting wide-spread lead/metal fragments.
Is there anyone out there pointing out that elevated lead levels are not the same as dangerous lead levels, and shouting out from the roof tops that no one has yet died from lead poisoning as a result of eating shot game? In fact, I very much doubt anyone has even fallen ill from it.
When it comes to these often shown x-rays, we need to start showing our own series of x-rays proving that as the carcass goes through the various processes on its way to becoming meat the number of fragments in evidence gets less and less at every step.
At least initially, a donor fallow or red carcass could be culled out from a deer farm/par herd.
Can we get pro-active on this, instead of constantly fighting off the back foot, as we seem to be doing?