English government plans lead cartridge ban

England’s government is considering a lead ban. That’s despite a voluntary phase-out by 2025 promised by shooting and countryside organisations last year. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Environment Agency doesn’t think the phase-out is moving quickly enough. According to a media release, the agency and the Health and Safety Executive will spend the next […]

Fieldsports Britain – hunted deer get stressy

It’s the science behind hunting and shooting this week, as we look at stress in deer plus we have a barney over whether lead shot is actually bad for you. Tim Pilbeam and his mate Tristan are out stalking, because Tristan is measuring stress levels in hunted deer. He explains his research. Meanwhile, Mark Crudgington […]

Yorkshire buzzard: was it shot? – Fieldsports News, 10 March 2021

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ESYdtbpu4 Here are the links:Police drop charges over ‘buzzard’ shoot – Yorkshire PostNational Trust slammed for deer cull – National TrustSGA seeks signatures for online campaign – Fieldsports NewsAnglers take government to court over river pollution – Fieldsports NewsWelfare of fish ‘needs protecting’ says group linked to PM’s fiancée – Fieldsports NewsKent police issue warning […]

Anglers fight back against ‘hopeless’ DEFRA

Fish Legal and the Angling Trust are taking DEFRA and the Environment Agency to court over river pollution for a second time. Together with the WWF, the anglers accuse the government of dragging its feet in tackling agricultural pollution of England’s rivers, streams and lakes. In a statement on its website, the trust says the […]


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