The future is brighter and healthier without ammunition and fishing weights.
We all have the health of ourselves and our planet on our minds, and the fact that they are inextricably linked has never been clearer. It’s hard to think of a better example of a One Health issue than the poisoning caused by lead ammunition.
We encourage European citizens, those involved in REACH processes and Members of the European Parliament to use this hub to learn more about why we need to restrict use of toxic lead ammunition and fishing weights.
This issue should not be complex and the solution has never been simpler. No-one needs to stop what they are doing, they just need to replace the lead ammunition and fishing weights they are currently using with non-toxic alternatives. The current EU proposal follows the previous restriction on lead shot in wetlands and is essential for our toxic-free future.
"I think it’s absolutely essential in a modern society that you change as time moves on and you get more knowledge. I mean, lead is not on anymore, it is outdated, we should change it the sooner the better."
Frank Vigh-Larsen, Danish hunter
The lead ammunition hub
On this site, you will find resources related to lead ammunition and fishing weights and their toxic effects, along with practical and policy solutions.
There is no safe level of lead exposure. The evidence on impacts of lead ammunition on health of people, wildlife, livestock and the wider environment is overwhelming.
Lead shot is totally banned for hunting in Netherlands, Denmark and Flanders – their hunting remains healthy. Find out how shooting communities can transition to non-toxic ammunition.
What you need to know about the restriction proposals on lead ammunition and fishing weights – together with broader policy initiatives to restrict these toxic articles.