EDM 1963 – progress, but very slow progress

A total of 27 MPs have put their names to EDM 1963 on lead ammunition. That’s respectable, but unimpressive. My MP will never sign it – might yours? Please ask them. The score sheet is: Green Party, 1; Conservative Party, 1; Independent, 1; the Independent Group, 1; SNP, 4; Liberal Democrat, 4; Labour, 15 Likes(22)Dislikes(4)

Lead – well done Anglian Water

Anglian Water think that it is worth putting cards like this through their customers’ letterboxes (even though the pipes are the customers’ responsibility not the water company). Good for them! Whereas almost no supermarkets label the lead-laden game meat that they sell specifically for human consumption, and those that do get the wording badly wrong…

A new paper on lead impacts

This paper is interesting, Wildlife, human and environmental costs of using lead ammunition: An economic review and analysis Here is the abstract, with my choice of highlighted words, A proposed European Union (EU)-wide restriction on the use of lead gunshot for shooting in and over wetlands estimated that the societal benefits of a restriction outweighed…

Progress is a bit slow

There are now 21 MPs who have added their names to Caroline Lucas’s Early Day Motion on lead ammunition. The system seems to be working rather slowly – I know of a couple of MPs who have told constituents that they had signed and it was days later that their names appeared. No matter. Welcome…

Waitrose – still rather pathetic!

It seems that Waitrose is moving very, very slowly to change its misleading health warning on the game meat that it has been selling for weeks and weeks in its stores. I say ‘it seems’ because I received this response on Wednesday … Dear Dr Avery Thanks for your patience while I looked into this…