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Make the sale of catapults/ammunition and carrying catapults in public illegal

Submitted by Danni Rogers on Monday 11th December 2023

Published on Wednesday 20th December 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 20th June 2024

Current Signatures: 7,935
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Make the sale of catapults/ammunition and carrying catapults in public illegal

Petition Details

Make it illegal to carry catapults in public places, so the police can arrest those carrying, especially in areas of known wildlife crime, regardless if ammunition is found or not.

Additional Information

Also stop companies selling catapults and ammunition in the UK, so they are not so easily accessible.

I am an wildlife rescuer and believe we are currently in a wildlife crime pandemic. There has been an increase in reports of wildlife being attacked by groups of youths carrying catapults and ball bearings.

75% of my call outs are due to apparent abuse of wildlife offences.

The law needs to change to give the Police more powers arrest those carrying catapults


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