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How does rubbish affect animals?


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Answered 2010-10-04 22:17:10

There are many ways in which rubbish can affect and be harmful to animals. They can get stuck or trapped in rubbish such as old fishing lines, plastic bags and fishing nets. Some eat the rubbish (like sea turtles eat plastic bags because they think it is jellyfish), and then eventually die as the rubbish blocks airways or gets into their stomach and then they are unable to process food. Old cans, and tins can rust and pollute the water, and make it harder to breathe (particularly if it is on a coral reef).

There have been many rules and laws to try to stop the spreading of rubbish, but there are still many bits of rubbish that can hurt animals. Some of the main bits of rubbish would be fishing lines or nets.


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