Letter: What to do with the remaining Nashua ducks
On Dec. 23 at 9:30 p.m. five ducks were run over and killed in front of a Nashua hotel. Ducks are not nighttime animals. If you can gather a dozen or more with a few crackers, then those birds are starving to death.
Yes, we must feed and shelter them for the rest of the winter or many more than five will die. We care for these beautiful creatures until spring. Come spring, anyone feeding these birds should be fined $50 or more. Come fall, the hotel can buy a simple noise machine that will scare them away. The ducks will naturally migrate to their winter feeding spots. Come spring, they will return.
These wonderful animals did not migrate because they believed we would continue to feed them. Now, in mid-winter, not to care for them would be the sin of sins. We care for them or harvest them for food, but we do not let them starve or freeze to death. One hundred thousand words or more have been written about how five ducks were killed. There have to be at least 100 true animal lovers who now know what to do.
Rep. KENNETH GIDGE