|Sadly, every minute, another tonne of lost, abandoned, and discarded fishing gear – known as “ghost gear” – enters our oceans, killing more than 130,000 seals, whales, and dolphins each year.Young seals, like the one found in the Shetland Islands, often accidentally put their heads through loops which then become firmly fixed around their necks. The thin diameter of the plastic line can cut through skin, arteries, muscle, and sometimes even bone, as the animal grows. It’s the cruellest of deaths.
… sea animals such as this entangled seal can’t hold on forever. Every day is a painful struggle just to breathe, to feed, to move, and to survive. We must all act right now, so they can be spared this horrendous torture and slow death.
Your compassionate gift today could help continue our campaign to prevent the needless suffering of sea animals, such as this young seal, due to ghost fishing gear; and protect vulnerable animals around the world.