From the point of view of being a gardener, slugs are loathsome creatures. If they could be persuaded to limit themselves to dead and decaying plant material, they might be treated with the same affection as the earthworm; sadly this is not the case and most young plants are at risk from their ravaging appetites.
One of our anti-slug measures is to set beer traps but we don’t want to waste good beer on the gastropods. Fortunately, they seem quite happy to have their “pubs” serving up the cheapest, nastiest lager that supermarkets have to offer. I’ve stocked up tonight with another four-pack of their “poison”and hope this will enable us to keep the slug population under control.