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    Thelma Sanders is offline Gardening Guru
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    Default Metaldehyde Slug Pellets to be banned from 2020

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...otect-wildlife

    The ferric phosphate ones will still be allowed, as they are less harmful to wildlife.
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    That's good news
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    At last, cant believe its taken so long.
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    Lets hope the Song Thrushes can recover, wonder how many people will go out and buy stockpiles of the vile stuff?

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    If they're that bad why aren't I knee deep in corpses?

    I did find an article in the Guardian which went on about hedgehogs but omitted to mention predation by badgers.

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    It’s a risk to wildlife but carry on using & buying it,it should be taken off the shelves now,if it harmed humans it would be removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyK View Post
    If they're that bad why aren't I knee deep in corpses?

    I did find an article in the Guardian which went on about hedgehogs but omitted to mention predation by badgers.
    1. Because they die on someone else's plot.

    2. Because that's the kind of story you read in the Telegraph. (Which reports that hedgehogs are eaten by badgers because humans have destroyed hedgehog habitat and hiding places and badgers are hungry.)
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    I've just deleted a post on this thread.
    Play nice everyone.
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