Lead Week, 4 #Pbweekmia

800px-7.5_CartridgesThis is Lead Week on this blog.

Lead is of course poisonous to wildlife too.

It is estimated that around 73,000 ducks die in the UK each winter of lead poisoning – they ingest particles of spent lead ammunition in mistake for food or grit.

Around 400 ducks will have died from lead poisoning in the UK today. And tomorrow the same will happen. And Wednesday. And Thursday too.

See these videos about lead poisoning (here and here and here and here) and then realise that you can help stop this unnecessary death toll, and the suffering that goes with it.

Please sign Rob Sheldon’s e-petition to ban the use of lead ammunition. This e-petition is supported by the WWT and the RSPB. Please make sure it is supported by you.

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3 Replies to “Lead Week, 4 #Pbweekmia”

  1. I do not agree at all with these figures. Where are the carcasses and autopsy reports to prove it please?

  2. Whit a load a pish where about?? Where are all these dead ducks? Who collected them and counted them and where do they end up??

  3. Thanks, Mark for your work on lead shot.
    I have not eaten game meat for decades but when I did I allayed any fears of poisoning by very carefully deboning and examining the flesh before cooking.
    Your information re unseen particles of lead spreading into muscle away from the path of the shot is alarming. That fact alone, if promulgated far and wide, should put a lot of game eaters off for good.


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