Six reasons to ban lead ammunition (5)

Partridge 2d revised - CopyNo maximum lead levels are set for game meat sold for human consumption in the UK so there is no protection for the consumer through food regulations. The easiest solution is to ban the use of lead ammunition.

Tests have shown that lead levels in game meat (eg partridges, grouse, pheasant) on sale in UK game dealers and supermarkets are usually higher than would be legal for beef, chicken, pork etc. Sometimes the lead levels in game meat are ten times those that would be illegal in non-game meat. Rarely the lead levels are one hundred times those that would be illegal in non-game meat. Very rarely, but sometimes, the lead levels in game meat are a thousand times those that would be illegal in beef etc.

Sign Rob Sheldon’s e-petition to ban lead ammunition.

One more reason to come later today; reason #1, reason #2, reason #3 and reason #4.

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2 Replies to “Six reasons to ban lead ammunition (5)”

  1. Signed gladly. Still angry that anglers did the right thing so many years ago yet selfish, irresponsible shooters still poisoning, us, birds and the natural environment.

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  2. Is there any pressure being put on the government to bring the law for lead levels in game into line with other meat? I cannot understand how poisoned meat is allowed to sit on supermarket shelves with impunity.

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