World Animal Protection campaigners spoke at an exciting event on Wednesday 18 April, part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting programme, that helped children understand the damaging impact of marine litter on the environment.
Leading supermarket Morrisons has acted to prevent beautiful animals from being maimed and slaughtered by Ghost Gear - nets, lines and ropes that have been lost or discarded by fishing boats. Thousands of you signed our petition calling on supermarkets to act.
World Animal Protection campaigners were invited by the UK government to attend their event to show the ongoing work being done to protect our oceans in the lead up to the UK taking over as Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth for the next two years.
Thousands of you have been calling on supermarkets to help stop a silent crisis of animal suffering in our oceans. And already, we have great news! Waitrose is taking this issue seriously, and has committed to working with us and its suppliers to tackle it.
Fancy a different day out with family or friends this March? Then get involved with a local beach clean and embrace the community spirit involved in these events which help protect marine and local wildlife.