Plastic pollution is a gruesome threat to not just humans but to animals too. This is why people around the globe are consciously trying to reduce plastic waste. From removing accumulated plastic from the sea to offering free meals in exchange for toxic waste, people are doing their bit to reduce the effects of plastic pollution. However, it will take time to completely clean out the menace of single-use plastic.
Recently, a video shared by Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan highlights how plastic pollution is threatening the lives of animals, reports Times Now. The 48-second video shows a cobra throwing up a plastic bottle it had swallowed earlier.
Have a look at the distressing video:
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) January 10, 2020
The snake had a swollen belly and could throw out the bottle after some struggle as it’s a cobra, but any other animal or reptile would not be able to do so, reports NDTV. Other animals could have possibly died in such a situation.
Many concerned people spoke about the ill effects of plastic pollution and urged others to reduce the use of single-use plastic:
How can one be so irresponsible? There should be cctv everywhere to punish the offenders
— Rupa 🇮🇳 (@dawn2dusk_30) January 10, 2020
there is all round despair..what we need is a sustained campaign to educate all/create infrastructure to collect/dispose waste..we can learn from anti smoking campaign which has proved effective..also manufacturers shd b pressurised to come out with packaging easier to dispose
— Suresh (@chenprop) January 10, 2020
We always measure Individual Carbon Footprint and cry about Pollution on world stage.
Why are we not talking about measuring "Plastic Hand Print" ???
We are killing billions of living creatures unknowingly…
Why No global summit ?????
— Ravi (@Aar_Ae_Jae) January 10, 2020
What are we doing humans?😔
We are ruining our lives but why to pester them with our deeds?
Very disheartening to watch. I am glad that the snake could get away with it, but what about other species who can't?
— Nausheen Khan (@DrNausheenKhan) January 10, 2020
The saturation point is near. If concrete steps of banning plastic are not taken, we will further see devastating effects. Now it's damaging the wild life, next will be human beings. Use & throw culture has to be discarded asap.
— #StayHomeStaySafeSaveLives (@KaalaChaashma) January 10, 2020
IDK, what law will govt bring to stop the use of single use plastic but as a citizen, rather I’ll say as a human, it’s our duty, we should not use it unnecessarily. Stop throwing it anywhere. Segregation of plastic is important. At last we’ve something to give back to this nature
— Cyan (@the_abhiarts) January 10, 2020
We need to educate from school level to avoid maximum plastic usage. So that the future generation will be more cautious on plastic usages
— Hari Dasan (@haridas005) January 11, 2020
If we ask, Is this bottle good for our health answer will be NO. Is this good for Wildlife, again NO. Is this good for nature, big NO. Do we have other option of course YES. Than why the hell we are after plastic. Why policy makers are not willing to take tough call. #NotoPlastic
— Shiv Chaudhary 🇮🇳 शिव (@shivchaudhary0) January 10, 2020
It’s so painful to watch. We need to take action!!
— Anamika Verma (@Anamika7393) January 10, 2020
Plastics are the most dangerous weapon and should be used responsibly in places like these. Otherwise we would be the last generation to experience the nature and wildlife before it's too late
— Prashant Pandey🇮🇳 (@Praashant_P) January 10, 2020
We should be more responsible as plastic pollution is a serious environmental threat. We hope after watching this alarming video, people will be more careful while disposing of the hazardous plastic waste.