Shooting and hunting organisations from all over Europe met in Brussels earlier this month to discuss the threat to the continued use of lead shot presented by a number of developments at European level.

The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE), whose UK membership includes BASC, the GWCT, the Countryside Alliance and the NGO, hosted a meeting on 5 September. At the meeting, there was discussion on Sweden?s notification to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that it is preparing a dossier on future restrictions on lead. It is not clear yet whether Sweden will seek to incorporate lead ammunition into future potential restrictions.

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