A new update from the Far East…Half of the deaths of camels in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates comes from calcified plastic in their stomachs.
Having just ridden a camel through the desert of Rajasthan, I can attest to the fact that camels are curious and hungry creatures, willing to sample anything they come across. They are adventurous eaters. When the plastic hardens in their huge stomachs, they die of suffocation.
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called upon UAE residents to support the country’s Make UAE Plastic Bag Free campaign to curtail use of plastic bags by 2013. Read more here.