The number of animals killed by aluminium foils has skyrocketed in recent years.
There were some 5,500 incidents reported by the Canadian government between 2013 and 2019.
Since then, the number of reported incidents has risen to almost 25,000, with an average of two each year.
But it’s the number that is most shocking, with the number jumping from 7,500 to 20,000 annually, according to data from the Canadian Animal Health Laboratory.
That number has been trending upwards.
“A lot of people are concerned about the effects of aluminium foil, but the real issue is that there are fewer animals than ever before,” said Dr. Susan Hannon, director of the animal research laboratory at the University of Alberta.
“The number of carcasses that we’ve collected has doubled since 2015.”
Animals caught by aluminium fencing have been killed for months, months even, with numbers climbing exponentially.
Hannon says that is because the metal is so hard and the animals are so heavy.
“When they come out of the ground they are in very bad shape, with very little food and very little oxygen,” Hannon said.
“They are dying in great numbers.”
“Aluminum foil is just killing more animals” The Canadian Association of Animal Welfare says there are three ways aluminium foil can kill an animal.
“First, they can get in through the edges of the foil,” Hock said.
The second way is by getting trapped between the foil and the animal.
The third way is through contact with the foil, where the animal gets the fatal bite.
Hock says that the number one cause of deaths from aluminium foil is when the foil is caught between the animal and the metal.
“It’s actually a much more dangerous form of the same thing,” she said.
Hocking has seen cases of animals getting trapped by aluminium as it comes out of their mouths.
“If the foil catches up with the animal, it can actually pull the animal down and crush it,” she explained.
The Humane Society of the United States, however, says that aluminium foil also causes injuries and deaths to animals.
“Aluminium foil can also cause significant damage to animals when it’s thrown over the top of them,” said Susan Sommers, director and senior veterinarian at the Humane Society’s Animal Legal Defense Fund.
“Foil can cause a number of injuries to animals, including: broken necks and internal organs, fractured bones, internal bleeding, and severe internal injuries.”
“It can also be ingested and ingested as part of a meal, and even when eaten it can cause an animal to be seriously injured,” Sommer said.
Animals that are caught and killed by foil often don’t survive.
“That’s why we have so many animals that are in shelters, because there are animals that we’re trying to rehabilitate that are going to die if they don’t make it to a shelter,” Hocker said.
Animal rights groups and some farmers say aluminium foil isn’t a problem.
“We are seeing a big increase in the number and severity of foil cases that have occurred in our province in recent months, including a number where animals were actually killed with foil,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
Wilson said he is aware of one case where a small animal was accidentally killed.
“There’s a real concern about the issue of aluminium.
We have heard from many veterinarians and we have seen a lot of cases of foil injuries that have caused significant injuries to these animals,” Wilson said.
Wilson has heard that there is a need to get more research on the topic.
“I’m not surprised by it, because it’s a very difficult animal to research,” Wilson added.
“All of the studies we’ve done so far have been inconclusive.
There is a real question about what causes these injuries and how to treat them, and there’s also a real need for this research.”
A recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, found that foil can be very effective in reducing the growth of wild insects and plants, and reduce the number.
“In the case of honeybees, which are very critical pollinators, we found that the honeybees that we gave foil to were more productive when compared to the honeybee treated with a control, or with water,” said Andrew O’Brien, an ecologist with the University at Buffalo in New York.
Aluminium foil could be a solution for the problem, but it’s unclear how the foil industry would get the materials into homes. “
So you need to think about how you’re doing the job in terms of protecting the environment, and how you are using your resources effectively.”
Aluminium foil could be a solution for the problem, but it’s unclear how the foil industry would get the materials into homes.
HOCK says the industry is looking for a way to get the foil into homes that are not in areas where there are large concentrations of aluminium, and to build up a stockpile of foil in order to use it to combat aluminium poisoning. “One