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Please Don't Feed Wildlife!

In Pennsylvania, we LOVE wildlife. But the "food is love" motto does not apply to wildlife. Our wildlife resources face a variety of threats and disease is one of the biggest. As the state agency responsible for managing Pennsylvania's wild birds and mammals, preventing, monitoring, and responding to wildlife disease is one of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's most important roles.

Feeding opportunities often bring animals close together and can lead to the spread of disease. Though wildlife diseases do occur naturally, their spread is significantly increased when wildlife is unnaturally concentrated at artificial feed sites.

But spreading disease is not the only consequence of humans feeding wildlife.  


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