Monday 12 May 2008

Another blow for lead shot

Waitrose has recalled thousands of free-range organic eggs because they're contaminated with lead - after the hens picked up pellets from a nearby clay shoot. Story on the BBC website here »

The Daily Mail reports: "Free-range birds from one flock wandered on to a field being used for clay pigeon shooting and ate lead shot. A vet was called after some of the chickens became ill and it was discovered they had higher than normal levels of lead in them."

Another nail in the coffin for lead shot? Time will tell.

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