Saturday, 18 November 2017

We love Ragwort ...............18th November.

Hi everyone. As this is a quiet time for moths, I thought I would post links to two sites which disprove all the myths about the dangers of ragwort. They also demonstrate that the supposed large number of horses that ragwort, is "known" to have killed, to be untrue.

The ragwort issue surfaces regularly and not enough people know the real truth about it. I found the first site about three years ago, it makes for compelling reading. It's a shame that this information is not more widely known. But then, some of the "Ragwort-is-evil-and-must-be-eradicated" brigade, are high profile people, with easy access to getting their hysterical comments into the eye of the media.

The first link disproves the myths about ragwort. The second link looks very carefully at the statements made by the BHS - British Horse Society. It clearly shows the false premises and dodgy "statistics" about horse deaths by ragwort.

http://www.ragwortfacts.com/ragwort-myths.html

http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/blog2/blog241114.htm

Spread the good word for ragwort people!






3 comments:

AndyC said...

Great point made very well...thanks...a great British plant...

David Sutcliffe said...

Very interesting Gordon. A plant much needed in our area, especially when we get late flowering ones.

Gordon Jackson said...

Hello. Thank you both. Sadly, it is always far too easy for minority groups to cause panic and spread disinformation. They make a lot of noise and draw attention to themselves, whilst the ones doing all the important work, beaver away in the background, unnoticed and unthanked. As Shakespeare said, "Ah me, lack-a-day, 'tis ever thus".