Weak attempt to handle foxes

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This red fox is doing what wild foxes are supposed to do - catch their own food. In this Guardian file photo a fox pounces on a field mouse that it wasted no time in eating once it dug it out from its burrow. Charlottetown city council said it is geting complaints about some residents feeding the animals.

Editor: Recently The Guardian published a story about the feeding of wildlife and included comments by Coun. MacDonald about his “plan” to address the issue.

This has become a serious concern for residents of the city, and Coun. MacDonald has shown only weak attempts to deal with the issue. It’s been a developing problem over the past several years and shows the councillor’s lack of direction.

If residents feel there is nothing wrong with feeding wildlife, a pamphlet simply won’t cut it. This councillor needs to go back to the drawing board and spend city resources wisely to properly address the issue.

We need a public education campaign combined with a communications strategy covering several forms of media including traditional and social media, and a bylaw addressing the act of feeding wildlife. I believe we would then see a dramatic decrease in wild life feedings.

Tyler Murnaghan,

Candidate for City Council, Ward 6

Organizations: The Guardian

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