It’s all a bit feeble. They can’t criticise Waitrose and they can’t criticise the Food Standards Authority so they say – not very much at all.
But what they should be saying is that because there are non-toxic alternatives to lead ammunition they they will be following Waitrose’s example and requiring all suppliers to provide lead-free game meat.
I wonder why they don’t?
In case there is any doubt about it, the BGA is part of the shooting industry, not a wholly independent bunch of people who fancy making game meat safer and better. If one looks at their key personnel then one finds a BASC board member (Peter Watson), a trustee of GWCT (Simon Chantler) and a member of the board of the Countryside Alliance (Charles McVeigh III) amongst their number. So we shouldn’t expect much from the BGA. We shouldn’t expect much imagination or much public spiritedness.