LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Animal Protection is partnering with The Animal Museum, of Los Angeles, for the Museum's new exhibit "Entangled", which features original artwork and an exhibition of consumer goods made from marine debris. The exhibit is designed to raise public awareness of the devastating harm marine debris inflicts on marine wildlife and of innovative ways to recycle lost or discarded fishing gear, known as ghost gear.
"Entangled" will launch at The Animal Museum's grand opening on Saturday, December 3. The exhibit will run until February 17, 2017 at the Museum, located at 421 Colyton Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. "Entangled" will feature an immersive video environment created by conceptual artist Ethan Turpin that will give visitors the sensation of inhabiting polluted seas. Standing in the depths of this space, people will be confronted with the ramifications of consumer packaging. Artwork and consumer goods made from marine debris will also be on display.
World Animal Protection is working to reduce the suffering caused by ghost gear through its Sea Change campaign. A staggering 640,000 tons of ghost fishing gear is left in our oceans each year, killing hundreds of thousands of seals, sea lions, and whales every year. Millions of turtles, fish, birds and other species are also injured and killed. And ghost gear also causes enormous financial loss for marine industries because of lost revenue and cleanup costs. World Animal Protection's Sea Change campaign works to reduce the volume of ghost gear, remove it from the world's oceans, and rescue entangled animals.
About The Animal Museum The Animal Museum exists to preserve, interpret and share the legacy of animal protection, to nurture current and future generations' overall awareness about animals in society and to empower change. Originally founded as the National Museum of Animals & Society in 2010, the organization initially operated as an online and mobile museum and moved into its first building on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood in 2013. With overwhelming community support, funds were raised to move the museum into a larger facility in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles in 2016.
In addition to "Entangled," the grand opening of The Animal Museum's new location will feature "Fashion Tails," a collaboration between over 100 celebrities and rescue facilities. Curator, Eva Danielle, highlights the plight of animals in need of homes by using photos of animal-loving celebrities.
About World Animal Protection World Animal Protection, formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with businesses, governments, local partners and animal welfare organizations. We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with national governments, and we have formal relationships with international bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council of Europe and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). We seek national and international policy change to improve the lives of millions of animals, because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future.