It’s the weekend of the Game Fair, so spare a thought for all those people walking around in tweed in this hot weather – although you’d, maybe, think they had more sense.
There will be a lot of talk about lead ammunition – it’s a big thing this Game Fair. The shooting organisations are belatedly getting their act together and asking their members to stick to the law. I always think it’s better when people with lethal weapons stick to the law.
Here’s an extract from a recent article in the Sporting Gun by BASC’s Jeffrey Olstead:
‘And let’s face it: we won’t get much public support for lead shot, however loudly we protest against new laws. Lead has gone from petrol, pipes and paint and is widely recognised as a toxic heavy metal, and the simple-minded or uninformed will ask why should shooters have a dispensation to dump it on the countryside?’
Well, call me simple-minded but that’s right. Or scatter it through our food at levels higher than would be allowed in other meats, the simple-minded might add.