A wildlife enthusiast has drawn my attention to this youtube video.
It is a good video in general about a wildflower meadow being grown in an orchard.
However, at around 7 minutes 53 seconds there is this statement.
We don't want ragwort. That's poisonous. Strictly speaking it is against the law to have it on your land, because it can kill horses.
This is incorrect.
There is a previous blog entry on ragwort law, but it is most definitely not against the law to have ragwort on your land.
This is yet another example of how the propaganda on ragwort has affected people and caused them to believe false ideas.Ragwort is a valuable plant ecologically as is documented by Buglife's piece on ragwort
The problems with horses are much exaggerated.