Skip to comments.Mother is told off by park warden for feeding ducks 'unhealthy' white bread
Posted on 10/20/2010 12:49:22 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
A mother feeding the ducks with her two children was stunned when she was told off by a council warden - for giving the birds 'unhealthy' white bread.
Lisa Taplin, 34, was told by the park ranger to bring granary or wholemeal bread next time as it was better for the ducks.
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Anybody can tell you that feeding wild animals at all is detrimental to them. It teaches them to be dependent to the point that their survival skill are impaired and they’re at the mercy of the whim of those who feed them. It’s like welfare.
“WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?!”
The ducks will be relieved, and actually, they'll be relieving themselves like Giant Canada geese once they can get back to eating real bread!
I’m surprised they still let people feed the ducks. I used to feed the swans in Kensington Gardens on the last day of my London visits. A sort of ritual. Last time I went to the Serpentine, there were signs all over: DON’T FEED THE SWANS. Oh, well. They were nasty, anyway.
Well white bread isn’t good for anyone and in my opinion it’s worse than alcohol.
But Geeze, they are just ducks. Let them eat whatever they want, like they do when we aren’t around.
At least with White bread it’s fortified with iron and still has fiber, which has to be good for pushing all that other crap out.
here come the riots.
they may want to borrow some French GIGN police.
I used to be friends with a veterinarian and we were in his boat and I wanted to feed the ducks and he absolutely forbid it saying it was the worst thing I could do!
If people didn't feed the ducks bread they'd leave the ponds in England and fly off somewhere else.
These animals are not easily distracted from the mission of eating everything they love to eat. They have no identity crises, nor do they become dependent ~ unless there are some Muscovy or Peking ducks around, and then they'll stick around just to listen to the quacks.
I used to raise ducks as a child and can speak duck well enough to get them to come down out of the sky and check me out.
I hope she told the warden to stuff the bread where the sun don’t shine.
Is it agains the law to take a duck home for dinner?
You are right. Not only is it bad for the wild animals all the bread and food attracts rats. People leave food out for wild animals should be shot in the ass with a pellet gun.
All animals have the potential to be welfare queens. My backyard birds hang out all day waiting for me to give them their seed and my cat is currently sleeping in my bed - waiting for her evening meal.
The way the economy is going, we all may need to take a duck home.
The Aflac duck getting a little "irregular". Aflac! Affffflaaaaaacccc! AAAAAaaaaaaaafffffffffllllllllllaaaaaacccccc! Phfew!
lol, that was the best tasting duck yet!
Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party
as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat bear in Montana nicknamed, Bearack Obearma.
Sorry but that's just nonsense. There's supposedly more fiber in whole wheat bread, but there's nothing truly wrong with white bread either. That's just more media pseudoscience hype.
“Anybody can tell you that feeding wild animals at all is detrimental to them. It teaches them to be dependent to the point that their survival skill are impaired and theyre at the mercy of the whim of those who feed them. Its like welfare.”
I thought that was called “symbiosis.”
shoot, there goes my whisky sammiches.
I’ll drink to that.
We can’t feed ducks anything at our local parks in California.
You are right, white bread will kill ya, it killed my grandma at 95 cuz she ate it every day.
Maybe I’m not as sensitive as this lady, but it didn’t appear as though she was actually told off. Seemed like he was trying to educate her. It wasn’t like he made her stop or kicked her out of the park or anything. Of course, not hearing the tone in which he said this puts us at a disadvantage.
Government worker with too much time on his hands.
I take care of a friend who is 100yrs old and 4 months. She loves white bread, cake and sweets. All crap I cannot stand.
I buy seeded whole wheat she won’t eat it.
I buy fruit tart pies, not that stuff from a can and she won’t eat that.
She has to have dessert for lunch and dinner. I hate dessert.
She loves Sees candy and I only like white chocolate.
I told her last year if she didn’t change her diet she might not make to 100.
Well here we are and she probably going to make to 101 and will still have better blood pressure than most people over 30.
She get up every morning saying “It’s gonna be a great day!” and then she runs on two speeds: Forward and Faster.
She says you just gotta have a good outlook on your day and everything always works out or there abouts.
Congratulations to your Grandma. I’m sure she lived a full life.
Whoa friend! Don’t do that, now.
Ain’t nothing wrong with some good Tennessee Whiskey or Rye.
I prefer American Eagle. Yum!
A number of years ago (in the '80s, I think), a study was done to test nutritional claims made for various breads. Some lab rats were fed just enriched white bread, others were fed various whole grain breads.
The "white bread" rats stayed healthy, the others became malnourished. Funny, enriching bread really does seem to work.
Ducks cannot live on White Bread only, they must have peanut butter! :^})
Peanut butter in the mouth of a duck or swan is funny as Hell!
Oh yeah, along with all that lard, pigs feet,smokehouse salt cured bacon and ham.Meat and vegetables with all three meals each day, raw milk and all the cheezes made with it.My mother had the same diet, she is 86 and still deer hunts every year, cuts her own grass and has a garden.
I actually just never cared for the taste of it.
See my post above about my friend who is 100. She eats stuff I would never eat and she’s still around.
She even peels her apple and won’t eat the potato skin. Which works out for both of us. I love the peel of an apple or even the whole thing, seeds and all.
I cannot stand the inside of a russet potato but love the skin.
I prefer red potato’s and he won’t touch em’.
Cracks me up.
It really is an outlook thing. Most of the people I have know that die before 60 sweat everything and woke up on the wrong side of bed.
All the old people look at their day as starting off good and maybe getting better. They then get moving and smile just about all day.
Gag. I don’t care for ham either. LOL but love a good burnt bacon from time to time. Maybe once a year.
Good for your Mom. She has things to do and probably looks forward to getting stuff and her accomplishments.
Pretty cool she still hunts. Who drags the carcass back for parts and pieces?
“Anybody can tell you.....”
Now you got me curious. While it does seem like feeding wild animals could be bad in that it would lure them into close contact with humans, I find it hard to believe it would actually impare their survival skills. I can’t imagine seeing a flock of ducks just sitting around on a pond, slowly starving to death, because someone quit feeding them. In fact, couldn’t it be argued that the extra feed could make them stronger and thus lay more eggs, raise more ducklings, etc.? I personally don’t have strong feelings on the issue one way or the other. It just strikes me as a little extreme to think wild animals are so helpless.
My comment actually started out as a parody, but since you ask. When I was a kid in the early 60’s I went to Yellowstone. The rangers told us that if the tourists fed the bears, the bears would just hang around the tourists all summer. The problem was the tourists stopped coming in late summer, but the bears just kept hanging around waiting for a handout. Finally, the bears would go to hibernation but without sufficient body fat to last until spring, and they’d die. The problem is that relying on people does not provide a constant source of nourishment like foraging and/or hunting skills do. Domestic animals can rarely adapt to survival in a feral state. Feeding migratory birds can disrupt migration and lead to their not being where they should be when winter sets in. The bottom line is when you start feeding them be prepared to do it permanently, like your pets. Wild animals are like people, and will become as helpless as circumstances will allow.
Thanks for the info.
I’ve said it before, but I LOVE that picture!
Are you sure your friend isn’t taking care of you?
some days it feels like it.
Only if you do not prepare it properly.