Scottish gamekeepers oppose ban on lead
Shooting Times & Country|September 29, 2021
The SGA remains unconvinced by the evidence when it comes to how humane and safe non-toxic loads are for wildlife management
Matt Cross

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) has restated its opposition to a transition away from the use of lead shots.

The SGA was the only shooting or gamekeeping organisation not to back the five-year voluntary transition away from the lead. Now, in a message encouraging members to engage with the Health & Safety Executive’s lead ammunition consultation, the association has reiterated that position.

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