Friday, 12 April 2013

Litter

Ok! Having seen the title of this post, you may be thinking - 
What?! Litter? I thought this was an animal protection blog, not a save-the-environment blog!
Well, yeah, it's not.
You wouldn't think litter would have anything to do with animal cruelty, would you?
But, it does.
In fact, it has a lot to do with animal cruelty...but it's not a sort of direct cruelty.
 
There, that's what I mean.
Here're a couple more pictures to help you get what I mean ^.^
 
That's what happens when tins are left lying around...also this;
 Fox cub with head trapped in a jar being rescued by an RSPCA officer © RSPCA 

Hedgehog trapped in litter © RSPCAFox cub with head trapped in a jar during rescue © RSPCA 
See? :( Who knows how many of those animals get found in time...

  Leaving jars and tins around causes small (and sometimes big) animals to get their heads stuck in them when searching for food. They can suffocate or get strangled by the rim of the jar/tin.
Plastic bags can fall in the sea, and turtles mistake them for jellyfish, and eat them. Then they choke.
Small pieces of litter are eaten by birds, rodents, foxes, badgers, cats and dogs when mistaken for food.
 "It was a mistake" doesn't count.
"I did try" doesn't matter.
You obviously didn't think.
Or try hard enough.