Ghost Gear: you told supermarkets to stop animal suffering
Our petition demanding supermarkets take action against Ghost Gear is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who signed.
To stay up-to-date with this campaign and others, please sign up to receive email updates.
Ghost Gear - nets, lines and pots that have been lost or dumped by fishing boats - is maiming and killing millions of ocean creatures every year.
Turtles drown, helplessly tangled in plastic nets. Dolphins are strangled and mutilated by razor-sharp fishing lines. Desperate animals become trapped in ghost lobster pots and slowly starve to death.
If you’re shocked you’ve never heard about Ghost Gear before, you’re not the only one: this is a huge crisis of animal suffering, yet hardly anyone is talking about it.
Supermarkets could stop this heartbreaking crisis in its tracks by demanding their fish suppliers change the way they operate. So far, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl have fully committed.