Horse Society (BHS) goes 'RAW' in 2003!
on from the success of the British Horse Society's annual campaign,
to control the deadly weed, Root out Ragwort Week, comes RAW - Ragwort
Awareness Week, which will be launched on Thursday 24 July at the
BHS owned Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead, West Sussex.
will run from 21 - 27 July this year and its aims are simple; to
take the campaign to control Ragwort to a higher level! Thanks to
the BHS many people can now recognise Ragwort and realise that the
weed can cause death to horses, ponies, cattle and other livestock.
RAW aims to raise the political awareness of the campaign and has
already got off to a flying start with a Ragwort Bill going forward
to Report Stage and Third Reading (set for 11 July) in the House
Private Members' Bill, known as the Ragwort Control Bill, aims to
provide statutory guidance on how to prevent the spread of Ragwort
through a code of practice, and the BHS is confident that if the
Bill succeeds it will make a positive difference in controlling
the spread of Ragwort.
off the press this week are two new Ragwort leaflets produced by
the BHS. The first, A Guide to Ragwort, contains information for
horse owners about the plant, ways of controlling it and useful
contacts. The second, A Guide to Ragwort for Landowners and Occupiers,
looks at the options available to people who have Ragwort on their
land and what responsibilities they have to remove the weed.
receive a leaflet please send an A5 sae to the Welfare Department,
British Horse Society, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
CV8 2XZ, marked 'A Guide to Ragwort' or 'A Guide to Ragwort for
Landowners and Occupiers'.
further information on Ragwort and RAW visit www.bhs.org.uk