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Shopping Trolleys are not Wildlife - Stop Trying to Free Them!

The modern shopping trolley isn't
equipped to survive in the wild.
This is a Public Service Announcement. Your determination to release shopping trolleys from their regimented, thankless, lives at the supermarket back into the wild is somewhat misguided.

The fact is shopping trolleys are not a domesticated, oppressed, wild species forced into captivity. Their ancestors were not once proud beasts roaming the Serengeti, carrying supplies for wildebeests during the great migration.

Shopping trolleys are single serving domesticated animals that have always been bred in captivity. They are not equipped with any innate survival skills and just don't cope once released into the wild.

Too often you'll find their mangled, broken remains being overgrown with plant life, many suffering the worse fate of drowning in a local river.

Some are fortunate enough to be rescued through outreach programmes and returned to active service.

The reality is, the community, and the trolleys themselves, are better served if you simply return your trolley to a trolley collection point.

If you must take your trolley beyond the safety of its natural territory, the carpark, and you see on your next trip back to the supermarket, that it is still wondering what to do almost a week later, in exactly the spot you left it, do the humane thing, and take it back to the store.

Repay the convenience you got from carting your purchases closer to your home by not inconveniencing everyone else and the environment. I mean, if it's still where you left it, on your way back into the store... Take it back, you lazy F*CK!

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