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Old Sep 30th 2023, 9:21 am
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Despite having high walls around my plot, some animal is constantly crapping in my garden. I think its a dog, and there are many around me.
This happens during the night.
I am at a loss as to what to do, but am thinking of laying some Rat poison (warfarin) down.
Does anyone have experience in the rules and regulations of laying poison in a garden?

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Old Sep 30th 2023, 9:40 am
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One assumes you are not a pet lover. But if you could consider the feelings of someone who does love their pet, only for it to be poisoned, perhaps you might think again?
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My understanding is that there is an Animals Rights Law which probably is more about whipping etc but surely also covers what you are suggesting so no doubt it would be illegal. Even if it is not designated as an illegal act it is definitely an inhuman one.

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One assumes you are not a pet lover. But if you could consider the feelings of someone who does love their pet, only for it to be poisoned, perhaps you might think again?
You assume incorrectly. I do like all types of animals especially Birds, which are very well catered for in my garden. But I do not like the smell of animal crap in my garden, nor the flies that accompany it. Furthermore if it is a `pet` dog then why is it loose to roam the streets and get into my back garden. In my view anyone that allows that is certainly not a pet lover, just the opposite. On the other hand it could be a stray dog (of which there are many) roaming about at night, in which case does that make a difference? A dog free to roam at night is also very likely to cause a road accident. GNR not interested as usual but I would not expect them to be. What is the alternative?
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Maybe rather than poisoning an animal you could look for the place it's getting into your garden and make repairs or improvements.
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Default Re: Rules on laying poison in garden

Originally Posted by wellinever
Despite having high walls around my plot, some animal is constantly crapping in my garden. I think its a dog, and there are many around me.
This happens during the night.
I am at a loss as to what to do, but am thinking of laying some Rat poison (warfarin) down.
Does anyone have experience in the rules and regulations of laying poison in a garden?
I don't think you'd consider poisoning a dog if you knew how it would die.

Warfarin would destroy the dog's blood's ability to clot.
It would begin to bleed internally, in its abdomen, chest, lungs, joints, gastrointestinal tract, brain and spinal cord.
Over the next week it would be in severe pain with an enlarged abdomen, swollen joints, unable to eat, struggling to breathe, vomiting, coughing, passing bloody stools, unable to walk.
Then, in agony, it would die.

Please, don't do this.
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Have you considered putting up an outdoor camera so you can identify what is getting into your garden and how it's getting into your garden. You could then identify how to keep it out.
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Have you considered putting up an outdoor camera so you can identify what is getting into your garden and how it's getting into your garden. You could then identify how to keep it out.
What a great idea.

Poison is a terrible idea, please do not do it. Determine what type of animal it is and go from there.

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You could argue that if it's a pet dog, the owner should keep him/her confined; however, few say the same for cats, and it could be a fox or other wild animal who is ignorant of human values and rules.

Whether the perp is a wild animal or someone's pet, the death penalty for wrongful defecation is very extreme.
I would argue that if you want to keep your garden free of mammal feces, the onus is on you to prevent entry.

And poison is a blunt weapon that often kills the wrong target. You could well end up killing your neighbor's cats while not solving your problem.
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