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I'm livid!

Posted: 10 Feb 2018, 11:49
by kated
Went to buy a bucket of rat poison today to be told "only if you have a smallholder's licence"! I am limited to 200g at a time so pay exorbitantly for the privilege!

Rant over.

Re: I'm livid!

Posted: 10 Feb 2018, 12:29
by CP
Does that mean you have to have a licence to have a smallholding now? Not that I have one anyway but I've never heard of it before.
I usually buy rat poison online & it is rather expensive anyway, but needs must, especially as the local council doesn't have a rat man (person) any more. (obviously council properties no longer have a rat problem..... :lol: )

Re: I'm livid!

Posted: 10 Feb 2018, 13:09
by kated
I have since had a look at farming forums and it seems you can buy 1.5kg before they need to ask for something. A lot of grumpy farmers as you can imagine. It needs a LANTRA certificate to get more, not a smallholder's licence, which doesn't seem to exist. Shop lady didn't know any better.

There seem to be others but this would do: https://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product ... al-rodents

It's yet another way of extracting money from us for things which have worked perfectly well in the past without such interference.

Re: I'm livid!

Posted: 20 Feb 2018, 10:02
by MamaOwl
Why do you? What do they think you're going to do with it all other than kill rats?

Re: I'm livid!

Posted: 20 Feb 2018, 12:08
by kated
They think you are going to spread rat poison like a muck spreader so that lots of other wildlife will access it. :roll:

Re: I'm livid!

Posted: 21 Feb 2018, 00:31
by MamaOwl
Of course... because that's what we want... lol