Animal Wellness Center
Small items might stay in the stomach of the animal and not pass through to the intestines at all, causing the animal discomfort or even causing death. Animals have been found with alarming amounts of human trash objects in their stomachs. The recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is yet another stark and graphic reminder of how water pollution affects wildlife, and why we collectively as a society need to legislate and implement stronger
measures than ever before to protect nature. While the most
recent environmental tragedy is of enormous scope and impact, it draws attention to the hundreds if not thousands of smaller incidents in which water pollution negatively affects wildlife and the ramifications of mankind's apathy and folly in failing to preserve nature. The sad fact is that many of nature's gifts cannot be repaired once damaged, and the affect of water pollution upon wildlife is often permanent and irreversible despite extensive efforts. In the most basic overview, water pollution affects the creatures that reside in the water - fish and amphibians are are most frequently and strongly impacted as they rely on clean water for their very existence.