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.
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.