The disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses a serious threat to both humans and the environment, as well as maritime creatures.
According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, oil spills may cause hypothermia, ulcers and internal bleeding in birds. This can lead to illness, disease and sometimes death. KTVB.com reports
that the U.S. is willing to accept outside assistance with this situation.
"We'll take help from anyone," said Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for BP Exploration and Production, told the news source.
Animal rights activists who are interested in donating their money to help people and rescue animals affected by oil spills can go to MatterofTrust.org. The charity works to create natural hair fertilizer mats, which are used in emergency oil situations.