Please — do not feed bread to the birds

Please — do not feed bread to the birds

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Editor:

The vast amounts of bread and bagels being fed to the wildfowl at Riverside Park is not good for the swans, geese or ducks.

It is junk food for them and causes angel wing, a debilitating illness that can eventually kill the birds.

Perhaps fish and game officials should have a word with those who insist on feeding bread items to the birds?

Dave Hay
Kamloops

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  1. Maybe, if people want to feed these birds, a list of what they can feed to them would be a good idea? If they are not supposed to feed them at all, it should be made clear and the reasons given.

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  2. ….”Perhaps fish and game officials should have a word with those who insist on feeding bread items to the birds?”…(insert the word, ‘wild’ before “birds” ) I believe it’s illegal to feed wild animals, is it not ? Whenever i see some do-gooder tossing stuff to these non-year round birds, I no longer wonder why they are still here when they shouldn’t be. It is definitely not helping them despite the fact people think they are. Quite the opposite. Seagulls used to be a rare sight in the interior but when the Trash Creek dump started up, so did the influx of seagulls. Just a coincidence, i guess. Perhaps all the City employees in the parks could also tell people not to feed them…here’s hoping.

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