"Bread Amnesty" in Reigate
Priory Park in Reigate, Surrey has established an “amnesty” to stop people from feeding bread to the ducks and other birds in the park. Under the terms of this bread amnesty, visitors to the park can swap their bread for special bird food to feed to the park’s avian wildlife. "Bread contains very little of the vital ingredients to provide wildfowl with the energy they need to breed and feed," said councillor Adam De Save.
"Our bread amnesty is about encouraging people to feed birds the right food."
The amnesty begins today and will last for five days – hopefully the Reigate public will keep the new way of feeding the birds going after that.