A report by World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
Each year, millions of the animals that live in our oceans are debilitated, mutilated and killed by marine debris. Reports from across the world indicate that hundreds of species of marine animals routinely become entangled
in or ingest lost or discarded fishing nets, monofilament line, ropes, packing bands, plastic packaging and bags, with grave consequences for their welfare.
Marine debris is a truly global problem.
WSPA seeks to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. We work directly with animals and with the people and organisations that can ensure they are treated with respect.
Locally, we improve animals’ lives by working directly with communities and owners. Working on the ground with local partners, we are active in more than 50 countries.