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Ikke lenge etter forrige runde med forbud mot halvautomat, har EU nå rettet siktet mot jegere.

Det europeiske kjemikaliebyrået (ECHA) har på anmodning av den europeiske kommisjonen lagd en rapport der de vil begrense bruk av blyammunisjon der den kan lande i våtmark.

For å bøte på «feilene», i deres øyne, som «ødela» for deres forsøk på å ta våpnene fra lovlydige borgere, har de nå startet med å lage forslag der de vil forby alt fra bly i ammunisjon til blysøkke brukt i fisking! Og det i og utenfor våtmark fordelt på flere dokumenter.

Sitat fra den andre rapporten:

«Lead (metal) in shot

As lead in shot may pose a risk to human health and the environment, and particularly to
aquatic bird species, which is currently not adequately controlled and may need to be
addressed on a Union-wide basis, the Commission hereby requests ECHA to assess this
risk and the need for European Union-wide action beyond any national measures already
in place.

The need for harmonisation of the use of lead in shot in wetlands is a priority as national
legislation has already been enacted by some Member States (or regions in some Member
States) further to international action through the Agreement on the Conservation of
African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) under the auspices of the UN
Environment Programme (UNEP) to which the EU is a Party. Therefore we would like to
ask ECHA to prepare immediately an Annex XV dossier for a potential restriction in
order to properly control the risk to the environment and human health in the Union. Any
aspect related to the contamination of food and related exposure to consumers should be
discussed with the specific service of the Commission, i.e. DG SANTE.

For any other uses of lead ammunition, including hunting in other terrains than wetlands
and target shooting, as well as, for the use of lead weights for fishing, we would like to
ask ECHA to start collecting information for the assessment of the risk and the socio-economic impact with a view, except if no risk can be demonstrated, to preparing another
Annex XV dossier for restriction.

When collecting such information ECHA should assess aspects of animal welfare such as
avoided suffering of animals in the context of hunting and aspects related to potential
accidents to hunters and sport shooters of lead ammunition and its alternatives. Particular
attention should be paid to the differences of different types of ammunition (e.g. bullets,
pellets, shot, etc.). Military use of ammunition should be excluded. The details of this
second Annex XV dossier will be further discussed with DG GROW and DG ENV»

Ny runde – denne gangen miljøhensyn

Denne gangen vil de stramme inn på ammunisjon av miljøhensyn. Sist gang var det for å forhindre terror. Det ble blant annet skutt ned av den Tsjekkia, og endte med en mykere versjon av forbudene der graden av forbud kunne i større grad bli bestemt av enkeltland.

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