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Shooting groups write new lead ammunition report

Countryside organisations submit their own findings to DEFRA in response to John Swift’s “flawed” report on lead ammunition.

A second report on the possible health risks posed by the use of lead ammunition was submitted to DEFRA two weeks ago, authored by the four organisations that have been most closely involved in the lead ammunition debate.

The new 14-page report, which has yet to be made public, suggests that DEFRA looks at only “sound evidence” of lead ammunition’s impact on wildlife, human health and livestock and work on mitigation measures based upon that evidence.

It was written by the Countryside Alliance (CA), the Gun Trade Association (GTA), the National Game Dealers Association (NGDA) and the CLA and details their own findings and recommendations.