THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - My neighbour is feeding wildlife and attracting unwanted wildlife on my property – what do I do?

Ask your neighbour to stop feeding the wildlife as they may not realize it is has a negative affect and might even be attracting mice and rats. Not only is it causing you problems, but it is not helping the wild animals; it is in fact harming them in the long-term by making them dependant on humans and by providing an improper or unbalanced diet. Give them a copy of our brochure "Don't feed the animals - Keeping wildlife healthy and wild". If this educational approach does not work, perhaps contact your local municipality to see if there are any bylaws against feeding wildlife. Many strata corporations for example, prohibit feeding of any wildlife including birds to prevent rodents from moving in.

 

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