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SIR - Retired veterinary surgeon Elfi Evans is wrong to accuse me of not talking of facts on ragwort (Letters, June 17).
Pamela Bluck, from the sanctuary, said: "Volunteer Jane Lloyd started the 'Rid Wrexham of Ragwort' campaign and organised ragwort sessions for volunteers to come along and help remove this highly poisonous weed.
The Countryside Alliance will be writing to all Local Authorities and other bodies in the coming weeks to remind them that they have a duty to control ragwort on their land and must be vigilant, especially where their land abuts farmland.
The society organises an annual Ragwort Awareness Week during which as much of the yellow weed as possible is removed from bridleways and fields.
Ragwort, which can kill animals if they eat it, and Galway City Council has an obligation to rid its open spaces, public areas and roadsides of it.
Although county councils are obliged by law to remove ragwort, it is frequently overlooked and, as a highly poisonous plant, it presents dangers to both wild and domestic animals.
Sarah Greenwood Ragwort is a much more dangerous plant.
The alkaloids in ragwort are very potent hepatotoxins and cause a characteristic form of liver damage which is irreversible and untreatable.
It was this newspaper's "outrageous, ridiculous" attack on that canary-yellow cow killer ragwort that had the red-rag-to-a-bull effect upon a Mr Jones of Neath in Glamorgan.
A UK-WIDE ragwort mapping campaign begun by the Daily Post took pride of place at the British Horse Society (BHS) stand at yesterday's show.
RIDING school owner Sandy Sandon is urging people to be aware of the killer weed, ragwort.
The Country Land and Business Association has called on all occupiers of land to take effective action to halt the spread of ragwort The weed, with its familiar vivid yellow flower, is more prominent than ever this summer, according to Donna Tavernor, regional adviser of CLA West Midlands.
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