Urban Agriculture Business Information Bundle
Dealing with Wildlife
Even in cities, wildlife is part of the landscape. For urban farmers, the result can be significant damage. Coyotes can prey on livestock. Rabbits can mow vegetable crops down to the ground. Deer can browse on fruit trees, as well as greenery, while birds feed on berries.
For information on deterring wildlife damage, see:
- OMAFRA's Predation and Wildlife Damage
- The Canadian Wildlife Federation's Banishing Bothersome Beasts
- The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' Preventing and managing conflicts with coyotes, wolves and foxes
In Ontario, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act makes it illegal to use poison or adhesives to kill, injure or capture wildlife. However, the act allows landowners to remove or kill wildlife in certain situations where the animal is damaging property or threatening livestock.
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