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Holes in their argument

The month of August is traditionally seen as the parliamentary silly season in this country - if events in Westminster can get any sillier than they already are. It is also the month that hosts the yearly discussion in the media about game shooting. After the general licence fiasco, how bad can it really be? Lead pollution, animal welfare, social justice and the environment will all be on the agenda, but the accusations made against our sport are anything but water-tight…

MYTH: Game contains lead, which is harmful to your heath

We are often told there is no safe level of lead. This is true, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to achieve safer levels and keep risk to a minimum. The reply to antis who say game is riddled with pellets is “I don’t eat the

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