“Our fast “food” display is now 2 years old. The word food is questionable, since the bread-like and meat-like substances have not molded or spoiled in any way. Bugs won’t even bother with it. Please think twice about giving this to your kids. You have a choice, but they don’t. We truly are what we eat.” -LiveWell Wellness Center
Digusting. No matter how much this kind of thing tastes like food it is not. Fast food is not food. Not even bugs will touch it…
this seriously disgusts me…wow. the saddest one is the mentally ill guy with PTSD because he was once tasered by a police officer, and he calls 911 and he dies from getting tasered by the cops he called? holy shit
It’s greatly exaggerated, and the details are often wrong. Basically too much bread is bad, and can cause problems, but so can overfeeding of any sort.
There is a link between avian botulism and bread feeding, because they poop more, and the disease is spread via feces, not due to “removing oxygen and creating bacteria.” The bread breaking down in water leads to greater algae growth, not botulism.
Too much bread can lead to duckling malnutrition, as well as too many handouts can lead to ducklings not learning how to forage.
It does not attract predators it attracts pests, overfed ducks that leave food behind bring in mice, rats, and insects. Overpopulation is an issue because well fed ducks lay more eggs, and make more ducks. It does not bring in domestic ducks.
The good food list is far from complete and includes:
Wheat, barley or similar grains
Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
Rice (cooked or uncooked)
Birdseed (any type or mix)
Grapes (cut in half)
Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
Mealworms (fresh or dried)
Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
Bread, popcorn, chips and crackers are fine as a treat.
Here are some tips for feeding ducks:
Stop feeding if the birds appear uninterested or are leaving the food uneaten, and avoid feeding the birds if other visitors are already offering treats.
No matter what foods you provide, only offer foods in bite-sized pieces the birds can easily consume without choking or struggling.
Be wary of birds that approach closely and remember that they can still be aggressive, particularly larger waterfowl such as swans and geese.
Litter can hurt birds in many ways, so be sure to dispose of all trash properly, including bags, twist ties and unsuitable scraps.
Do not allow pets or children to chase or disturb the birds, particularly young birds or families that could become stressed or injured more easily.
Always check city ordinances that restrict or prohibit feeding ducks or waterfowl, and obey all local laws. Disobeying laws could result in fines or other penalties.
Im probably getting it wrong. I must say, i don’t understand the vegan complexity (im not being a dick here, i really don’t know how it is). Do the vegan ppl/movement define “animal” as biology does? in other words, can i as a vegan mean use bacteria and other non-animal and non-plant organisms?
I got my good friend, Kayleigh, to write you a response:
The reason vegans avoid animal use is because they suffer. All vertebrates (mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile) and now, it has been discovered, many invertebrates in the shellfish category feel pain, fear and certainly do suffer when slaughtered, no matter how “humanely”. Because of this, vegans avoid animal use, because the industries that exploit them (food, clothing, entertainment etc) often neglect the animal or abuse it.
Bacteria, plantlife and other living organisms that lack a central nervous system do not feel pain, fear or any of the other emotions associated with sentience. Plants do react to damage, but this is an environmental response, and not one out of pain or fear.
So basically anything with a CNS and that can feel pain and feel fear and therefore be stressed, hurt and suffer at the hands of humans, should be avoided.
I would go a step further to say that the use of animals who cannot experience pain should also be avoided so as to not disrupt ecosystems and for philosophical reasons.
Personally, I just avoid the products of exploitation from the kingdom animalia. Everything else is fine if used responsibly and efficiently as they are non-sentient organisms.