SO THIS GUY IN MY ENGLISH IS DOING A PROJECT FOR BIO WHERE HE GETS A DUCKLING TO IMPRINT ON HIM SO HE JUST CARRIES IT AROUND WITH HIM TO ALL OF HIS CLASSES AND I SWEAR THIS DUCK IS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED FUCKING POULTRY IVE EVER SEEN IT JUST SITS ON HIS DESK QUIETLY AND SOMETIMES HE PUTS IT IN HIS POCKET AND IT JUST SLEEPS LIKE WOW YOU GO DUCKY
And, what happens to the duckling after his project is over?
It can’t be released into the wild, it’s imprinted on humans and will likely die. Chances are, it’s a domestic duck anyway and wouldn’t do very well on its own.
In many areas, if they aren’t rural or semi-rural, it isn’t legal to keep waterfowl either at all or without a permit.
Domestic ducks live for about 10 years, so, what happens to this adorable little duckling when it’s no longer an adorable little duckling and the English project is over?
Well there’s a few things we can assume here. 1: since this is a project for Bio, it must have been assigned or at least APPROVED by the teacher of said class. In which case, it’s likely that this baby duck will be going somewhere safe to comfortably live out its days. I’m not saying that’s better than the wild, it most definitely is not. I’m also not saying that is a good idea since this duck is imprinted on this specific human. What I AM saying is that I highly doubt that they would just try to release it after this, if it was a school project. Unless the teacher is inept.
It could also be that this kid has a family duck farm. I dunno. I can just hope the best for this fuzzy
Yeah, if it’s anything like the “bio” projects we had in high school, or 4-H projects, most of the animals are either dumped at a shelter, sold off for food/to farms, or killed for food once the project is over.
Very few ever became pets.
Which, y’know, is fine. I’m from a farming family, I’ve raised animals with the intent of butchering them.
It’s just a lot less ‘cute’ when you look at what the “project” ends up as after the assignment is over.