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December 22, 2020 - The Daily Mail (UK)

Plastic pollution has killed hundreds of Dubai CAMELS which suffer a slow death, experts reveal

Plastic pollution has killed hundreds of Dubai CAMELS which suffer a slow death, experts reveal
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Plastic pollution is killing Dubai's wild camels by the hundreds because the animals mistake the toxic waste for food, experts have claimed.

Marcus Eriksen, who studies plastic waste in the Gulf, said camels have been ingesting up to 10-stone of waste which then balls up in their stomachs - subjecting them to 'agonising' deaths that can last months or even years.

He claims to have personally seen the remains of five camels in the desert with balls of plastic located inside their chests.

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