Plastic Bags Kill Sea Mammals
Why are Plastic bags killing Dolphins, Turtles and other cetaceans?.
haunting image of a sea turtle, thousands of miles away, struggling through the deep ocean waters as discarded plastic bags wrap themselves around its flippers and body.
These majestic animals are dying in alarming numbers because they mistake the flimsy translucent bags - which could in theory come from British supermarkets - for jellyfish, a key element of their diet.
Once swallowed by the turtle, the tough plastic becomes lodged in its gut, sealing the fate of the sea creature.
The plastic is indigestible and wraps around the turtle's insides. Slowly, agonisingly, the animal starves to death.
The endangered Green Turtle provides a potent symbol of the deadly threat to wildlife and the blight on the natural world caused by throwaway plastic bags handed out free in their billions to shoppers..
An astonishing 13billion free single-use plastic bags are dished out by Britain's High Street stores every year. These flimsy bags - a byproduct of crude oil - are issued at the rate of more than 800 a year to every family in the land.
Many dolphins find the bags as play things some dolphins think they are jelly fish.
But the horrible truth is, these bags will end up killing them.
Many dead marine mammals have been found with bags in their stomachs and the seas around Britain are some of the most plastic-polluted anywhere in the world
The time has now come for the British public to stand up and be counted, tell the supermarkets and corner shops "You do not want plastic bags"
Lets us go back to the old brown paper bags we used to have, at least these will rot when they become wet.
Stop the Killing of Marine Mammals Now.
Join us and tell the supermarkets and other shops to stop supplying plastic bags.
Arrive at the checkout with your trolley, ask the cashier if there are any alternative bags?
If they say "NO" simply tell them you will shop elsewhere and leave the trolley full at the checkout.
Then simply and quietly walk out.
See the page about little Amy Jones..
Nine-year-old Amy Jones is taking her love for dolphins one step further by raising money to help protect them in the wild.
Amy, has written three stories called Dolphy Save the Planet Bit by Bit about Dolphy, a dolphin who, with pals Surf and Wave, has magic powers to stop disasters such as oil slicks and marine litter.
Read all about this remarkable little girl and her love of dolphins, what she is doing to help save them go to Amy
Help Dolphin Care UK, little Amy and more so "Our Marine wildlife" back us and help us to all say NO TO PLASTIC BAGS.