The chief executive of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) has publicly endorsed a campaign launched recently by shooting organisations which encourages shooters to comply with regulations on the use of non-toxic shot (News, 10 July).

In an interview on the BBC’s Countryfile programme broadcast last week, Martin Spray said: “One of the things I do welcome — immensely actually — is that the organisations concerned with shooting have recently put out a campaign, an appeal to their members to comply better with the existing law. This was quite the correct action and I support it totally.”

The WWT has been one of the most vocal of all conservation organisations in opposing the use of lead shot, but Mr Spray stepped short of a call for a total ban on lead.

The rest of this article appears in the 17th July issue of Shooting Times.

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