A deer has been found dead in Thailand with nearly 15 pounds of plastic bag inside its belly.
Authorities found the carcass of the animal in the Nan Province, which is nearly 390 miles away from Bangkok.
During the autopsy, researchers found out that there were nearly 15 pounds of plastic bags inside its belly.
Thailand is one of the largest plastic consumers in the world.
Reports suggest that each resident in Thailand uses around 3,000 single-use plastic bags per year.
Locals in Thailand use a lot of plastic for food. Usually, the plastic ends up in parks, litter streets, and even in the stomachs of animals.
On November 25, 2019, the Khun Sathan National Park announced that rangers found dead adult deer in the national park.
The dead deer was nearly 200 kilograms and officials believe that it died a couple of days ago.
Kriangsak Thanompun, director of the protected region in the Khun Sathan National Park, said an autopsy revealed that the deer had plastic bags in its stomach.
The dear was around 10-years-old.
Vets and officials believe the deer died due to intestinal plastic congestion and old age.
The images that were shared by the Khun Sathan National Park showed coffee ground plastic bags, instant noodle packaging, rubbish bags, towels, handkerchiefs, underwear, and even rubber gloves.
Kriangsak Thanompun, director of the protected region in the Khun Sathan National Park, said, “It shows we have to take seriously and reduce… single-use plastic.”
Thailand is ranked sixth in the list of the world’s worst offenders for dumping plastic waste into the sea.
Thailand is behind China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.