Friday, 29 July 2011

Countrylife gets it wrong

Today's entry in the everlasting list of errors about ragwort that occur on the internet comes from the website of Countrylife Magazine

It states.
Ragwort kills livestock and there is a law demanding that it is pulled up-surely a useful job for young offenders.

It is true that ragwort in hay occasionally kills livestock. It is much exaggerated though, but the site repeats the well known legal myth that was perpetuated for years by the British Horse Society and which led to the action against on of their leaflets by the Advertising Standards authority.
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