GWCT comes clean on lead

The move by Waitrose to require its game suppliers to supply game meat that has not been shot with lead ammunition from the 2020/21 shooting season is likely to have considerable knock-on impacts. The GWCT is the leading scientific authority used by the shooting industry and, for example, restaurants that sell game. For example, when…

British Game and Lead Alliance

The British Game Alliance has posted a statement on their website about Waitrose’s very sensible position on lead ammunition – here it is. 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…

Yorkshire mum may not be doing the right thing by her children.

I blame the government, particularly Liz Truss (who dismissed the Lead Ammunition Group‘s report), the Food Standards Agency (chaired by a grouse moor owner, for not publicising their advice) and, of course, the shooting industry (who have known of the health risks of game meat shot with lead ammunition for years and years and years…

A conversation about lead levels

I was talking to a young-ish woman a while back (I’d guess she was in her 30s) in a social context and the subject of game meat came up, pretty much by chance. Now I don’t know this woman well, it was the first time we’d met, and we may never meet again, but I’m…

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)