animals can be seriously injured or even killed
Plastic six-pack rings
and the plastic rings from milk jugs can cause entanglement
and strangulation. These items should be cut apart
with scissors before they are thrown away.
Yogurt containers can
get stuck on an animal’s head when he tries
to lick out the container. These containers should
be rinsed out and then cut in half lengthwise or
else crushed flat before they are discarded.
Motor oil fouls birds'
feathers and mammals' fur, destroying waterproofing
and insulating properties, leaving animals to die
of exposure. Waste oil should not be dumped into
the environment. Instead, take it to a recycling
center for processing. Also, do not leave waste
oil sitting around in open-topped pans. Wild birds
and small mammals often mistake the oil for water
and become terribly coated with it when they try
to bathe in it or fall in.