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Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 18:40:29 »
Every year, domestic ducks and domestic geese are found abandoned in
ponds and lakes.

All domestic animals are dependent on humans-- for food, water, shelter,
veterinary care and love.

Most of these domestic ducks and domestic geese are discarded "pets" from
Easter or school hatching projects.

Most are flightless. They do not "join up" with wild birds nor can they fly
away.

They stay where they were abandoned and are killed by wild predators,
starve to death, strangle in fishing line, are killed by dogs or get hit by cars.

People may toss them bread but bread is not adequate nourishment--these
birds will starve to death on a diet of only bread. Bread also creates external
and internal deformities in ducks and geese.

During our brutal winters, the pond water freezes and these domestic ducks
and domestic geese will die of thirst and hypothermia. They get stuck,
frozen in the ice. Without proper shelter, they freeze to death.

Dumping domestic ducks and domestic geese is cruel and illegal—

Punishable by State Cruelty Statutes for Abandoning a Domestic Animal
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People can be fined up to $1000 for dumping domestic ducks & geese.

Please, get an Easter "pet" in the form of candy or a toy, not a live animal.

Ask your child's school NOT to hatch out birds and release them in parks and
ponds. Because now you know, they do NOT survive.

DUCKLINGS ARE NOT EASTER TOYS!

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #1 on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 19:31:02 »
Well said. 

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #2 on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 20:11:14 »


People may toss them bread but bread is not adequate nourishment--these
birds will starve to death on a diet of only bread. Bread also creates external
and internal deformities in ducks and geese.






Remember when they used to dye baby chicks pastel colors and sell them at feed and hardware stores every Easter?







Some of my friends used to get them in their Easter baskets, but they usually didn't live very long.

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #3 on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 21:04:12 »
They will all make good eating for the possums, fox, raccoon, mink, coyotes, etc I have around the house.


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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #4 on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 21:30:16 »
They will all make good eating for the possums, fox, raccoon, mink, coyotes, etc I have around the house.

The circle of life.

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #5 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 03:25:06 »
The circle of life.
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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #6 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 10:35:36 »
Every Easter my sister would pick up a few ducklings for her class, she teaches.  They would keep them for a week or so and then they went back to the farm.  Awfully cute little critters, and their antics very amusing.  I can see the attraction to having one as a pet in the short term.

As an alternative for parents, we have a few "petting" farms in my area that provide children the opportunity to interact with them. 

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #7 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 11:22:32 »
They will all make good eating for the possums, fox, raccoon, mink, coyotes, etc I have around the house.


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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #8 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 11:32:14 »
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Every year, domestic ducks and domestic geese are found abandoned in
ponds and lakes.

All domestic animals are dependent on humans-- for food, water, shelter,
veterinary care and love.

Most of these domestic ducks and domestic geese are discarded "pets" from
Easter or school hatching projects.

Most are flightless. They do not "join up" with wild birds nor can they fly
away.

This is so true! I raised ducks for a while and the domestic breeds cannot fly or run fast or get away at all...hence the term "sitting duck".  The smaller breeds can, but the majority that are sold for eggs cannot.  I know people think they are being kind to "set them free", but the ducks bought in stores are not meant to be "free", but farm animals.  And they do NOT eat bread! I mean they will, but they should NOT eat it! Its terrible for them!

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #9 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 12:37:35 »
I have to many important things to be concerned about.  Grand kids get some each year the survive for a year or 2 on the pond then we replace them.

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Re: Perils of Purchasing an Easter Pet
« Reply #10 on: Tue Mar 27, 2018 - 12:57:27 »
I have to many important things to be concerned about.  Grand kids get some each year the survive for a year or 2 on the pond then we replace them.

Ooooh, man! You have a pond to keep them on? I think that is so grand.  If we had a pond, I'd do ducks again and geese too. 

Its in the city at public park ponds that I was talking about and I think the OP as well. 

 

     
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