Re: feeding wild animals is not good, in my opinion
- feeding "wild" birds with bread is not healthy, or feeding them is not to their best interests...
here's some of the reasons why, This can pertain to ALL birds and other animals. Birds that migrate thru The Bay Area are also affected.
Lake Elizabeth in Fremont CA, had a disease (due to human feeding), that killed all the local and migrating birds. This is one of many places that learned the hard way. That's why the Lake no long allow feeding the "wild" birds.
I've seen high class homes caked with 2 inches of bird fecal matter that is not only smelly, but dangerous to human health.
Ignoring the rules, people feed the deer all the time at the Oakland hills and other places
--- In SFVeg@yahoogroups.com, "Col" <colinsky@...> wrote:
> natural living wild pets are just so cool to have. these freely roaming friends are a treasure in my garden... i just give them scraps and get some bread in for them... below are some seeds that are good too...
> as a herbivore, i see this as the future of pets... it is also an extremely fun thing for children to grow up doing and seeing, a garden full of birds... it is also an ecologically, sane thing to do and is VERY VEGAN.
> The Best Birdseed To Use For Fall Feeding
> What's The Best Birdseed To Use For Fall Feeding?
> Thursday, October 20, 2011
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> Perhaps, it's the notion that birds need more help in cold weather, and therefore, bird feeding is more popular in winter. Whatever the reason, the bird feeding season is on, and people are buying lots of bird seeds.doves, and house finches. And the various wild bird seed mixes are eaten by sparrows, doves, juncos, and blackbirds.
> So don't miss out on having a busy backyard this fall. If you leave