We can protect wildlife by rinsing jars and jugs and replacing the lids and crushing cans before recycling them and folding back the tab on beverage cans to block the hole. To save animals
from strangling on six-pack rings, cut apart all sections of plastic.
Birds can get tangled in fishing line and swallow the hooks — prevent it by always picking up any discarded line after fishing.
Also, plastic bags can choke animals or cause fatal
intestinal obstructions. Take reusable bags when shopping. Properly disposing of trash can mean the difference between life and death.
Craig Shapiro, Norfolk, Va. The writer is a member of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation.