Fears town will be over-run by rat plague as council BANS killing rodents

Fears town will be over-run by rat plague as council BANS killing rodents in case protected birds are accidentally poisoned Bradford-on-Avon's council bosses have outlawed the killing of rats in the town Councillors fear poison used to kill the rodents could be eaten by birds of prey Pest control experts say only other option is a live trap that is checked every day 

By Luke May For Mailonline

Published: 02:03 GMT, 18 November 2020 | Updated: 02:03 GMT, 18 November 2020

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Fears have been raised a town could soon be over-run by rats after its council banned the killing of rodents in case protected birds are accidentally poisoned. 

The historic Roman town of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, declared a climate emergency last year, but went a step further last week by putting forward the new measures.

The proposal, put forward by town councillor Dom Newton, means any workers or hunters looking to kill animals on the authorities land will now be denied access.

Pest control experts fear Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire could be 'over-run,' with rats after the town council outlawed killing rodents, in order to protect local birds of prey

Pest control experts fear Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire could be

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