Lots of parties cherish yogurt.

Mmmmmm. Yogurt.

Delicious, creamy, probiotic-rich yogurt. It’s easy to verify why the average American eats about nine pounds of it per year . By the direction, that’s up from about one pound per year in the 1970 s.

9 billion-ish of these per year? YIKES! Likenes by Protopian Pickle Jar/ Flickr.

At about five ounces per single goblet, that would be nearly 30 receptacles per year for every American. So premising everybody buys their yogurt in individual bowls a bumpy calculate of how many yogurt bowls we’re plowing through each year in America is 9.2 BILLION. ( Please tell me you’re recycling yours !)

But lots of parties too cherish swine.

Animals would do anything to get a few pokes of the sweetened substance when they happen upon a container that perhaps descended through a loophole in a recycling pouch.

But too many wild swine without a designated human pal be used to help out of a pickle are going their honchoes stuck in those containers.

GIF from “ABC Action News.”

And in a lot of cases, those receptacles are Yoplait bowls because of their unique influence wider at the bottom, restrict at the opening, and organized with a bank around the crown. It’s the perfect compounding for ensnaring little critters’ honchoes. Formerly they’re stick, they’re certainly stuck, which means they could running around into congestion to congregate their doom, or eventually starve and suffocate to fatality.

Image by TheImpulsiveBuy/ Flickr, changed.

So the Humane Society is requesting Yoplait to take some action to make it better. “Change your parcel! ” they plead. And Yoplait’s pretty much like, “Sorry! Not our trouble. Besides, we have this little blurb telling parties they should subdue the container when it’s empty .

UGH. Isn’t the “not our problem” outlook what’s wrong with the world ?

The question becomes “Do parties cherish swine more than they cherish yogurt? “

We hope so! And we are looking forward Yoplait does extremely. Laura Simon of the Humane Society and many others have been asking Yoplait to change their design for a long time now decades and Yoplait has yet to budge. But that doesn’t means that they never will.

Simon tells Upworthy:

“People eat yogurt in so many trains at barbecues, outdoors, when they’re on the run, in the car, etc. You can’t is looking forward to to have a good scissors handy to cut up the container, or a nearby faucet to gargle it out! It would require a massive advertising campaign to actually educate purchasers, and even then, cutting up and disposing of the container properly takes some attempt. People just won’t do it . The container intend is a clear jeopardy to wildlife, too many swine expire a horrifying fatality. The container intend certainly needs to be changed! ”
Laura Simon, wildlife ecologist at the Humane Society of the United States

Sharing this and going your friends informed to act represents a first step. Because I’m betting that you love swine even more than you cherish yogurt.

Read more: www.upworthy.com