When will people ever learn that feeding wild animals just for their own personal gain, or thinking that the animals need to be fed, are actually doing these animals more harm than good? A nature photographer was fined yesterday for flouting the law by feeding the birds at Botanic Gardens, just to get good pictures of these birds.
The fear of humans will be eliminated if we keep doing that. The macaques are now attacking residents at Segar. The birds will lose their fear of humans, and tragic consequences may occur such as not moving away from approaching vehicles. The risk of diseases spreading should also be taken into account.