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Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

Tue, 12/12/2017
1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. Support the EU's proposal for an EU-wide ban of lead ammunition in European wetlands.

Lead: bad for birds and people

Fri, 22/07/2016
The metal is clearly lethal to all living things. The EU has moved to protect people; will it do anything to stop lead poisoning in birds?

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird...

Thu, 04/02/2016
The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.