They think trash is food

Five minutes ago, I glimpsed outside my office window and saw a man through a styrofoam cup full of coffee on the ground…and kept walking.

From the branch high up in a cemetery tree dangles a plastic bag.  How will this bag get untangled and release the tree?

I think about the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.  The parade nearby will cover the streets with plastic beads, candy wrappers and beer cups.

Why do we treat our planet this way?

When I was in Myanmar one of the elephants (the one to the right) mistook my plastic bag for food and grabbed it off my arm and ate it!

The reason for the plastic bag was because I had bought them bananas…

She did not know that was not food and neither do the animals around the world who fall victim to our discarded trash, unwanted items and careless conservation.

This happens all over the world, animals confuse our trash as food and become sick or worse, lose their lives.

Action must happen. The images I included are Peanut, the turtle deformed by a six ring pack and this polar bear in the arctic who is relying on trash for survival.

http://inhabitat.com/peanut-the-story-behind-the-poor-sea-turtle-deformed-by-a-six-pack-ring/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/polar-bear-has-trash-to-live-on/

 

 

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