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Do not feed wildlife

15 June 2017 

Public Service Announcement

Do not feed wildlife

Feeding wild animals can have very negative impacts on their wellbeing, including the potential of death. It can cause them to become human-dependent for food, which reduces their ability to survive in the wild. It can also create conflict between humans and wildlife in communities, and at camps, as the animals start to see these places as a source of food.

Also, wildlife can potentially lose their fear of humans and may become aggressive. This can possibly result in the transmission of diseases to humans, such as rabies.

The Department of Environment would like to remind the public that feeding wildlife in Nunavut is not allowed under the Wildlife Act.

For more information on the dangers of feeding wildlife, contact your local wildlife office at http://www.gov.nu.ca/environment/information/contact-us.

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Media contact:
Hayward Harris
Manager of Communications, Education and Outreach
Department of Environment
867-975-7769
hharris@gov.nu.ca