Number of animals entangled or injured by plastic litter in Wales at an all-time high

The number of animals that have become entangled or injured by discarded plastic litter in Wales is at an all-time high, according to the RSPCA Cymru.

The charity says the number of plastic-related incidents reported has risen by almost a third between 2015 and 2018.

In 2018, the RSPCA Cymru says it received 75 reports regarding animals and litter - one of them being a hybrid duck found with a plastic ring stuck around its head and beak.

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This shocking rise in plastic litter incidents suggests that plastic is a growing threat to animals.

Adam Grogan, RSPCA Head of Wildlife

The charity says people can help protect animals by taking litter home and disposing of it responsibly.