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‘Pause feeding animals with litter’, says Oxford council

Rubbish and litter left on Port Meadow in June 2020 and cleared up by Oxford Direct Services. Picture: Oxford City Council

Rubbish and litter left on Port Meadow in June 2020 and cleared up by Oxford Suppose Services. Characterize: Oxford City Council

PEOPLE are being urged to buy their litter home this Bank Holiday weekend to forestall anguish to animals.

Oxford City Council is encouraging other folks to buy accountability for their rubbish and to ‘pause feeding animals with litter’.

Final 300 and sixty five days, on Port Meadow alone, Oxford Suppose Services (ODS) workers were getting up at the crack of morning time and clearing up roughly three tonnes of rubbish a day throughout the warmer months.

ALSO READ: £150 fines are being handed out for littering at Port Meadow

Animals suffered the tragic penalties of litter as two cows, including a seven-month-primitive calf, died because the outcomes of eating plastic luggage, balloons and other left at the again of rubbish.

Other grazing cows and horses sustained a pair of injuries. ODS workers additionally had to rescue swans that modified into entangled in rubbish.

Chris Bell, inexperienced areas fashion manager for Oxford City Council acknowledged: “Sadly, a shrimp minority of folks don’t dispute about the penalties of their actions as soon as they tumble litter.

“It causes order damage to animals, spoils the skills of being out of doors for youngsters and families and damages the setting. We need everybody to be ready to revel in a composed long weekend. All of us deserve it. Correct don’t feed the animals. Gain it, bin it or buy it home.”

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