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Closed petition Ban the sale of plastic flying ring toys to help protect seals

Young seals sometimes find lost or discarded flying rings (any type of throwing ring). Being inquisitive, they sometimes play with them, putting their heads through the hole and becoming trapped. As they grow, the rings can cut into their necks, causing life threatening open wounds and often death.

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Seals around the UK are protected wild animals. Legislation does not allow any suffering, killing or injuring of our heritage seals. However, this can be caused by flying rings. Flying rings are often lost or discarded on beaches, ending up in the sea. The use of existing solid discs, preferably biodegradable, are seal safe alternatives.

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