"When the municipality decided to break a long tradition of feeding the mallards did Leopold Eriksson very disappointed. He made it his mission to save them – no matter what it costs. "
"– They will eventually die, " says Leopold. "
"After Härnösands municipality decided to stop the feed of its ducks has many animal friends reacted. One of these is the 79-year-old Leopold Eriksson, who All have written about. "
"They've been here for several years and is important for the city. It has been absolutely fantastic for us who live here to see these beautiful ducks are, " says Leopold. "
"The Leopold reacting to is that the ducks are fed, since the 80s and that the municipality suddenly stops with it. He, furthermore, into question the communication around it. "
"– It was quite cold to hear it. They could have asked us citizens about what we think about this, " he says. "
"Now he goes out several times a week to feed gräsänderna and their young, with the barley and havrekross."
"Have interfered with the homeowners."
"the Municipality has had the responsibility to feed the gräsänderna and assist with water through a pump. In the fall, took the municipality the decision to stop the feed and remove the pump after the summer drought. "
"– After the discussion, which was during the summer drought, we thought that it is better to use the feed that is available to people who have livestock than to wild birds, " says Thomas Jenssen, head of administration at samhällsförvaltningen in the Härnösand municipality. "
"in Addition, mallards that takes into gnomes caused problems for homeowners. Jenssen also believes that it is natural for them to seek new places to live. "
"– Mallards are migratory birds, they get no food where they are, they move somewhere else, " says Jenssen."
"But it is Leopold hesitant to. "
"– after all, They have no strength to fly. They are not the habit with something else because they grew up here and have never done such a trip before. They will of course die eventually, "he says and continues:"
"It was stupid of the municipality to do this without asking us and when they handled them in so many is," says Leopold. "
"so Far, Leopold added 1 000 dollars on food for the ducks. Together with two other persons they hope to get the municipality to change its decision. "
"In the meantime, they have started a fundraiser on Facebook that other animal friends can donate to. "
"But until it happens, djurvännerna to continue to assist countries with food on their own. "
"– We will continue to feed them. "