Do you want to hear a little secret?
Our modern diet is so bad that even seagulls get fat from eating our throwaways. An ornithologist has been studying Australian seabirds and comes to an interesting conclusion: “like humans, the end result is a good advertisement for a more natural diet.”
“Feed me!”Heidi Auman compared birds that live close to the city with those who live remotely. The birds who live apart from humans “feed on a natural diet of insects, crustaceans and berries.” The city birds are not faring so well:
These birds here in Hobart have higher cholesterol and higher glucose in their blood than my control birds from the Flinders Island group. And these birds here are significantly heavier. Sound familiar? Seagulls are notorious scavengers – but one thing the researcher did note – they ate a lot of chips (typically castoffs from holidaymakers).
IS THIS ALSO HAPPENING TO ANY OF YOUR PETS WHO EAT LEFTOVERS?