Brown pelicans in Florida are increasingly becoming entangled in fishing lines and fishhooks, and that is now their leading cause of death in the state.
These iconic birds perch and hunt along the same piers that fishermen use.
Often, when they get tangled in fishing lines, the fishermen will cut the lines instead of freeing the birds.
They can then become so tangled in the line that they can’t escape.
Please sign this petition to urge Florida authorities to protect brown pelicans from fishing gear!
This article by Mathew Davis was first published by OneGReenPlanet on 6 April 2023.
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