A £75 Litter Fine…For Feeding the Ducks

In the state of Tennessee, it is illegal to toss food into the environment, just as it is to toss food wrappers. I’ve never heard of anyone being fined for littering for feeding ducks. Yes, I’ve done it in our own Centennial Park at Wataga Lake.

If the ducks are “cleaning it up,” is it litter?

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Friday November 13,2009

By Martin Stote

A MOTHER who was feeding ducks with her little boy was stunned to be served an on-the spot fine for spreading litter.

Vanessa Kelly was even more amazed when the council warden told her 17-month-old Harry could carry on throwing bread because he was too young to prosecute.

She insisted yesterday that she would refuse to pay the £75 fine, which she branded “ridiculous” because there were no signs to say feeding the birds was forbidden.

Vanessa, 26, who is feeling the pinch having just lost her job, said: “I was horrified. It is ridiculous. Parking fines are less than this.

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