World Animal Protection attended the Ocean Plastic Solutions Day on 12 July, to talk about the trailblazing Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) we established in 2015 to fight the scourge of deadly lost and abandoned plastic fishing gear.
You helped persuade Morrisons to act on Ghost Gear (deadly lost fishing lines and nets) and now their charity, the Morrisons Foundation, is giving £20,000 to clear Ghost Gear from the sea and beaches in Cornwall and Devon.
After a series of dramatic ups and downs, Nepal’s last known ‘dancing bear’ arrived today (July 11) at a specialist sloth bear sanctuary in India. He was wrongfully placed in a substandard zoo earlier in 2018.
We’ve made some real progress with our Change for Chicken campaign. Following our second meeting with KFC UK & Ireland, we have agreed to work together to improve the welfare of chickens in the company’s Western European supply chain and across the poultry industry.
On World Oceans Day (8th June), UK supermarkets Waitrose and Marks & Spencer have pledged to fight Ghost Gear – nets, lines and ropes that have been lost or discarded. Ghost Gear causes horrific injuries and deaths to hundreds of thousands of beautiful marine animals each year.