BASC in the Press
Lead shot is to be phased out after shooting organisations admitted that it was poisoning wildlife and raising concern about the health of children and pregnant women who eat game.
Shooting groups want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years.
Shooting and rural organisations have announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years.
Organisations including BASC, GWCT, British Game Alliance and Countryside Alliance have called for the use lead and single-use plastics in shotgun cartridges to be phased out over the next five years and are calling upon their members to support the move.
Call from nine pro-shooting groups comes amid calls for ban to be enshrined in law.
Government faces another judicial review, as Chris Packham-backed group considers action over shooting licences
Defra has re-issued its general licences which allow farmers to shoot ‘pest’ birds
Conservation group Wild Justice is preparing a legal challenge to the general licences issued by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), which sanction the shooting of pest bird species in Wales.