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Wait, wait....seriously my son was not allowed to buy cattle minerals becasue he is not 18.WHAAAAT?

 
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I sent my son into Rural King to get a bag of cattle minerals and they denied him the sale because he is not 18?  What gives?  Any clue as to why this is the case?  We live in Ohio.
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I know they recently started using prescription only for common livestock antibiotics. Because people were over using antibiotics and creating superbugs.

This is the 1st I have heard on minerals being regulated by age.
 
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I'm speculating, but the mix of minerals in animal blends could have nasty results if ingested by the wrong species (esp. humans). Perhaps this is a liability thing, even though it's pretty silly if you ask me. But it only takes one incident ...
 
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I can go into a hardware store and buy a chainsaw, ammunition, or an ax, but I can't buy a can of spray paint or Advil Cold and Sinus medicine without an ID...
 
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Nothing unusual I got ID'd for a spade in the UK, they are classed as an edged weapon apparently so you have to be over 18. I was 28 at the time and had my driving license on me so not an issue, the woman on the checkout looked very embarrassed to even ask to be honest.
 
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Interesting suggestions....if it was a VFD issue then they should have asked for the VFD from the vet, but maybe the cashier didn't know what to do if the cash register system had some warning that came up.  The cashier may have seen some warning pop up and assumed it was an age restriction.  I stopped typing and went out to check the label, my son got the wrong minerals (he managed to convince the cashier he should buy it) and it has Altosid and for that, you need a VFD.  We never use anything medicated unless it is in response to a known problem, which thankfully we don't have.  So mystery solved.
 
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Probably a liability thing.
But also, you can build up explosives with fertilizers. Maybe it should do something with that. Just speculating.
 
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Zeek McGalla wrote:I stopped typing and went out to check the label, my son got the wrong minerals (he managed to convince the cashier he should buy it) and it has Altosid and for that, you need a VFD.  We never use anything medicated unless it is in response to a known problem, which thankfully we don't have.  So mystery solved.



Yep that'll do it. Sadly a lot of folks do over medicate their livestock.

At least now you know why they carded your son. Though you might want to talk to him about his powers of persuasion, and to only use those powers for good.
 
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No idea in your case. I tried to buy roofing caulk but was denied. Apparently some people sniff it to get high.
 
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Skandi,

During WW1, the trenching shovel was a favorite weapon among the troops for hand to hand fighting in the trenches.  They would sharpen the edges razor sharp and it make a pretty good axe substitute. bit a lot lighter.  Since guys can figure out how to make a weapon out about anything (my wife says boys can make a weapon out of toast), someday I expect buying bread will get you carded also.  Kind of silly, but that's why they put those silly safety notices on everything.  
 
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The item that blew me away was the fly traps that use the reusable plastic jar and bottom to hold some water and a little plastic tube of cadaver juice to attract the flies.  I had to show my license (I'm 65.) I could only assume that there are cults of miscreants that sniff cadaver juice in the woods late at night by the light of the moon.  It's truly disgusting stuff, but the flies seem to like it...

PS: I was told it's what's used by dog trainers to train dogs used to search for dead people in the woods or after big natural disasters.  
 
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Mick Fisch wrote:Skandi,

During WW1, the trenching shovel was a favorite weapon among the troops for hand to hand fighting in the trenches.  They would sharpen the edges razor sharp and it make a pretty good axe substitute. bit a lot lighter.  Since guys can figure out how to make a weapon out about anything (my wife says boys can make a weapon out of toast), someday I expect buying bread will get you carded also.  Kind of silly, but that's why they put those silly safety notices on everything.  



Been reading All Quiet on the Western Front to my 8 and 9 year olds.  They describe the trench shovel weapon in that book.  At least on the German side they used it more as a substitute for the bayonet as the latter would often get stuck after stabbing the enemy soldier making you an easy target while you struggled to extract it.
 
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