Another whale found with a belly full of plastic
Hey guys, Emma here.
In Italy, they found the carcass of a pregnant sperm whale last week that had 49 pounds (22 kilograms) of plastic in her stomach. She was also carrying a dead fetus, which makes this even more sad.I don't know about you, but the shocking news of some of my family members dying from plastic intake are getting more and more lately. I keep telling you, the plastic situation is out of control.
The beached whale's stomach contained garbage bags, fishing nets, lines, tubes, the bag of a detergent liquid that was still identifiable, with brand and barcode, as well as many more other items.
When do you humans finally wake up and understand that convenience at it's current level has a high price. Us ocean animals are are paying the consequences for a long time already and it is getting worse and worse. Disposable plastic needs to stop, we need to find better ways.
The dead whale with over 49 pounds of plastic was found in Italy near Sardinia
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