Ever thought about what happens to the plastic materials you carelessly discard in your bins? Here’s a case of the harm it causes.
According to a report by Hindu, P. Munirathanam, the owner of the cow complained that the cow was yielding only three liters of milk and had problems in passing stool and urine.
After a manual rectal examination, the vets ran a few more tests and the conclusion they came to was disturbing:
We conducted an x-ray and followed it up with an ultrasound scan and found that plastics occupied 75% of the rumen, one of the four chambers of the cow’s stomach.
After the diagnosis, surgeons performed a procedure to remove the plastic. Assistant Professor performing the surgery mentioned:
It was a long and complicated surgery. Since the wastes were attached to the walls of the rumen, we had to be very careful that we do not damage the wall.
If this case isn’t an eye-opener for us to responsibly discard plastic waste, I don’t know what is.