Farming Today on lead

Farming Today had a chat about lead ammunition this morning (7 minutes into the programme). Readers of this blog won’t have learned anything much (the research mentioned was covered here on 26 February, and Tuesday’s government announcement was covered on Tuesday) but in less than a month’s time this blog won’t be bringing you the…

Slow progress on lead ammunition ban

Nearly six years after DEFRA received the completed report of the Lead Ammunition Group recommending that lead ammunition be phased out, DEFRA has asked for a review of the impacts of lead ammunition so that perhaps it can be phased out in two years’ time. The information on impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife, the…

Lead shot lack of progress

On Wednesday a paper was published showing that, so far, nothing has changed in lead ammunition use – see here. Report in the BBC – click here and listen to BBC Inside Science – click here about half way through. Report in the Telegraph – see here. The GWCT take it on the chin (and…