UK dolphins, porpoises and whales need your help
More than 1,000 dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear in UK seas every year. That’s a shocking number, but what’s even more shocking is that our governments know what they need to do to save them.
Tell ministers this isn’t good enough and that you expect urgent action.
It’s easy to have your say – just follow the link to our action page where you can send our ready-made email and/or a prepared tweet.
Getting tangled in fishing gear is a horrible way to die. We know how to prevent this suffering, yet around 1,000 porpoises, hundreds of dolphins and at least 32 minke whales and six humpback whales die this way in UK waters every year. Government action could stop these awful deaths.
A public consultation on this issue is open until 12th April, so NOW is our chance to tell government ministers they MUST do better.
It’ll take less than five minutes of your time but could save the lives of whales and dolphins around the UK.
Thank you for your support – it means a lot.
Julia Pix, WDC
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