WokeWatch1: Forced to use .223 on squirrels – and it’s rubbish for foxes

WokeWatch: Government-owned Forestry England now uses non-lead ammo to shoot grey squirrels. The government agency uses non-lead airgun pellets and shotshells, and it leads to the ludicrous situation where the small pests may be shot with .223 centrefire rifles on Forestry England land, when we all know an airgun or .22 rimfire is ideal for the job. Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services has been asked to try out 45 grain copper .223 rounds, intended for squirrels, on foxes. He is happy to help out but, as you might predict, they are not up to the job, causing serious concerns for fox welfare.

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