Fishing Line Recycling Receptacle
Teachers, College Instructors, Scout leaders: We need you!!!
Through our experiences working with wild and domestic animals, we have seen the trauma caused by fishing line that was not properly disposed of and left near a body of water. Wild birds are seen suspended from trees and piers after having their wings entangled in fishing line. But fishing line also impacts mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Even if rescue is possible, their prognosis for release may be poor due to the stress of struggling for hours and further harming themselves.
A domestic duck that was abandoned at a local pond in Tennessee that became entangled in fishing line monofilament. Fortunately, this duck is now living out his life at Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary.