- Melanie B
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
Why do people still feed wildlife and waterfowl, especially when it's illegal?
Why do people feed waterfowl and wildlife?
It causes many problems with the animals, in ducks it can contribute to them having viral enteritis, it can cause deformations in young ducklings, migration problems, and an algae bloom.
In land animals such as squirrels and common birds, like blue jays. it can cause them to become to used to people, it can cause them to not get the proper nutrients they need and it can cause them to not hibernate (squirrels).
In most countries, it is illegal to feed wildlife, especially waterfowl, so why do people still do it?