How many times have you heard is said, or even said it yourself, that it is such a shame that there is so much abuse of animals but what can I do to help that would make a difference?
Easy 1) Sign the petition below and 2) stop littering!
Littering is a big problem in the UK today. It damages ecosystems and results in thousands of animals being hurt and killed every year.
The RSPCA has dealt with many litter-related calls including a fox cub with its head stuck in a wheel hub, a badger cub with a plastic can holder embedded in its neck, and a cat that lacerated its paw on some broken glass. Cigarette butts have been found in the stomachs of many fish and birds. These are just some examples — the RSPCA receives over 7,000 litter-related calls per year.
Take action and sign Jennifer’s petition now!
The UK is a litter-ridden country compared to most of Europe. And it is getting worse. Litter costs the taxpayer £850,000,000 a year to clear up. Change is needed.
Care2 petition author Jennifer is demanding that the Government:
Invest more in behaviour change campaigns to prevent littering
Increase fines for littering
Require businesses to keep the perimeters of their premises free from litter
Allocate a portion of tobacco levies to help pay for the cost of street cleaning
Sign now to tell DEFRA, the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to create a national litter strategy for the UK, with a clear framework for action.
You can sign the Care2 petition here