Press release: European Parliament votes to ban lead ammunition

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Brussels – 25 November 2020

This morning, the European Parliament voted to ban the use of lead ammunition in wetlands across the EU. 362 MEPs voted in favour of the ban, 292 against, and 39 abstained.

Despite the REACH committee already voting to ban lead in October because of its highly toxic properties, Members of Parliament remained divided on the motion presented by far-right groups European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and Identity and Democracy (ID). ID have already submitted another objection meaning that the last, and final vote on this issue will take place sometime today, Wednesday.

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