The RSPCA is urging people to “snip the straps” on disposable face masks after an ibis was found entangled in Brisbane.
- The RSCPA responded to a report of an ibis with a mask wrapped around its leg over the weekend
- It said the issue is widespread in the UK and they are worried more animals will become entangled in PPE in Australia
- Wild Bird Rescues Gold Coast responds to around 150 entanglements annually, usually in fishing line
With masks mandatory in Greater Brisbane until 12:01am Friday, more people have been using and disposing of personal protective equipment (PPE) face masks.
The RSPCA said throwing the masks away is not enough and they are asking people to cut the elastic straps that hold the masks in place.