Feeding of Animals and Birds

The Commissioners receive regular complaints about feeding of pigeons and gulls within the district. 

Feeding pigeons and gulls in particular can cause nuisance, not just from the birds themselves but also by attracting other vermin to food which falls to the floor. Generally the advice given is that feeding these birds unbalances their natural numbers and can cause illness and restrict their ability to find natural feed stuff.

The Onchan General Byelaws 2017, section 14, states:   "A person must not feed, or attract the gathering of wild birds, other wildlife or vermin, by providing any food in a manner likely to cause nuisance, inconvenience or to give reasonable grounds for annoyance to any person"