Sunday, November 25, 2012

Excessive Feeding of Birds & Wildlife

It's a very windy day today & spores from dried droppings accumulated from drawing large numbers of birds and animals can cause problems to the animals and to humans. Pigeons in particular can cause serious health risks from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers and debris. 

histoplasmosis can affect both humans and animals and is transmitted by airborne spores from soil contaminated by pigeons' droppings as well as droppings from other birds. Usually, the enrichment of the soil by the birds' droppings for two years or more allow the disease to reach significant levels of development

Similarly, the Cryptococcus is found in the accumulations of pigeon droppings around nesting sites like attics, cupolas, ledges and water towers.

Hungry pigeons feeding on the ground.

If you're having problems in your area, check out my petition of a sample ordinance that may help:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cancer Causing items commonly found around your home

This is a good summary of the many things commonly found around your home that are known to be cancer causing and some ideas for alternatives

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stop Excessive Wildlife Feeding

While many people mistakenly think they are helping animals, feeding them, especially excessively, causes a multitude of problems for the animals and for humans.  In the process of researching this I found a web site called PAWS.  Please take the time to check into the issues at their site,  Also be sure to read their "About" page.

As PAWS describes so well:  " We are the kind of people who delight in the company of an animal friend, who are awed by a majestic eagle in flight. Like you, we understand that animals enrich our lives. We also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. That is why PAWS brings together people like you to ensure animals are respected, safe and have a voice."

Please sign my petition to encourage our Town Council to adopt an Ordinance and maybe even duplicate this for your town, here:
Help Stop Excessive Wildlife Feeding