15 May '18, 2pm

Senators Act to Get Deadly Driftnets Out of U.S. Waters #care2

Senators Act to Get Deadly Driftnets Out of U.S. Waters #care2

Three senators are taking action to ban driftnets following an investigation that exposed the toll they’re taking on marine life just miles off the coast of California. Just weeks ago, Mercy For Animals , SeaLegacy , Sharkwater and the Turtle Island Restoration Network released a disturbing undercover footage exposing how many species are regularly trapped, injured and killed in driftnets that are used by California’s driftnet fishing industry targeting swordfish and thresher sharks . These nets , which have otherwise become known as ‘walls of death’ and ‘ death nets,’ can span more than a mile long, and hang 100 feet deep. Unsurprisingly, they’re taking a serious toll on marine life that goes far beyond the species they target. Dozens of others have become victims, who are entangled , injured, killed and discarded as bycatch, from dolphins, rays, sea turtles, sharks and w...

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