Don’t Need Your Handouts.
They Need Your Respect.
You may not realize it—a simple bag
of garbage, bowl of pet food, or plate of leftovers left outside
your home or vacation site, can cause severe harm to wildlife.
Whether you live in a city or a rural part
of California, wild animals are your neighbors. Most wild animals
will not bother you. They naturally fear humans and keep their
distance—so long as they remain fully wild.
But if wild animals have access to human
food and garbage, they want more and more. They lose their
natural fear of humans and can become aggressive.
If bears and other wild animals damage property
or threaten human safety, they might be killed. Allowing wild
animals access to human food is dead wrong.
Please – stash
your food and trash.
Keep them wild.