We humans, really need to think about the future of the planet because things are certainly not looking great. Almost every day we read/hear about an innocent creature dying because of our negligence towards the environment. This time, yet another case has come to light.
A sperm whale was found dead with 220 pounds (100 kgs) of plastic trash in its stomach. It is believed that the whale beached (stranded) itself and died on a northern Scottish island on 28th November, however, his carcass was found several days later washed up on the beach.
All this material was in a huge ball in the stomach and some of it it looked like it had been there for some time. When the whale was cut open, "most of the guts blew out of the side" due to the body decomposing quickly.
After investigating the matter, researchers said the trash probably came from "both the land and fishing sectors" and could have been swallowed anywhere from Norway to Azores. The whale was later buried on the beach because it could not be moved due to its size and location.
It's high time, we reflect on what we are doing to this planet and its creatures?