Grand Canyon Says Stop Leaving ‘Love Locks’ Because They’re Hurting Wildlife
'Love is strong, but it is not as strong as our bolt cutters,' the park posted on Facebook.
Grand Canyon National Park warned visitors against leaving 'love locks' at the park.
'Love is strong, but it is not as strong as our bolt cutters,' the park posted on Facebook. 'People think putting a lock on fencing at viewpoints is a great way to show love for another person. It's not. Leaving pad locks like this is littering and a form of graffiti.'
The park noted that some people throw the keys to their lock into the canyon, which can negatively affect endangered wildlife like condors.
'Condors are curious animals and much like a small child will investigate strange things they come across with their mouths,' the park said. 'Condors are not meant to digest metal and many times cannot pass these objects. If a condor ingests too many objects like this, it could die.'
By SIDDARTH RAHALKAR-SASANE