Photos clearly showing how animals suffer from environmental pollution

Warning: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing.

Public concern for environmental pollution is on the increase — and rightly so. Not only does it destroy our own habitats, but the animal world also suffers tremendously as a result of it. Here are 15 photos that show the detrimental impact human carelessness has had on the flora and fauna of this planet.

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squirrel in Wash. Sq. Park forcing a wadded up plastic bag down its throat

 

 

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Environmental protection could not have a higher priority right now, with individuals learning how to dispose of their garbage more responsibly. The animals are not the ones to blame for this environmental pollution and certainly do not deserve to suffer from it. Such recklessness could be easily prevented with just a bit more human mindfulness and general respect for nature.

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