Sainsbury’s don’t sell leaded petrol on their forecourts because it has been banned for more than 20 years – they even call it unleaded petrol. But do they sell leaded game? The answer to this seemingly simple question remains elusive. Raptor Persecution UK first blogged about this in November and I’ve been trying to get an answer too – for details see here.
On the 4th January I sent another follow up email to Sainsbury’s and I got a reply within 4 hours advising me that the person who was dealing with my case was out of the business and will reply on his return. It has now been 2 weeks since that reply and there has been no further communication from Sainsbury’s. On the 5th January I also wrote a letter to the CEO, Simon Roberts – it was addressed for his attention only. It is now approaching 2 weeks and there has been no reply to that letter either. Today I will send follow up emails and a follow up letter. How difficult can it be to get some straightforward answers to some simple questions? – Day 50 and counting.
Photo credit: Header image by Dr Ruth Tingay.
Possibly because it is not illegal to sell game meat shot with lead lead shot, they have nothing to held accountable for.
Indeed, it doesn't appear to be illegal, as there are no legal limits set for game meat unlike other meats such as chicken or pork. However, one might consider it immoral - especially when the packaging doesn't show a clear warning (cf Waitrose game products which states it shouldn't be consumed by at risk groups).