There has been several reports of animal deaths due to plastic consumption, however, a new animal has been found dead not just because of digesting plastic, but other human wastes as well.

Last April 6, photos of a dead stingray have been circulating the internet once again. Volunteers from 5 Minutes Beach Clean Up reportedly saw the stingray floating through the waters. When they opened up the poor animal to know what might have caused its untimely death, they were shocked.

The group posted on their Instagram account that the stingray must have died after swallowing a pack of cigarettes, a book, an empty bottle, and a digital camera, which it might have mistaken as food down under.

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We really didn’t wanna share this but at the end we decided that it’s good for all of us to see what a marine animal can ingest in this vast blue ocean 😖WE SEE A BOOK 📖 A CAMERA 📷 A PACK OF CIGARETTES 🚬 WHAT ELSE DO YOU SEE?? Write below 👇🏼 . . . please 🙏🏼 friends on Instagram BE CAREFUL AND WATCH YOUR HABITS and how you dispose your trash – please share ! so other are informed and awaken about this serious problem we are facing. . . . #Repost @interseccionalidad ・・・ Definitivamente NO TE VAS A CREER lo que aparece dentro de una manta marina. Es absolutamente desolador. Y ésto en un animal que apenas tiene anchura, imaginaros toda la mierda que tienen que tener en sus tripas los que son de más tamaño. Y de ésto sólo hay un responsable y somos cada una de nosotras. La respuesta no es "reciclar", reciclar no evita esto, reducir es lo que lo evita. Si aún no te has planteado reducir el plástico que consumes, es buen momento para hacerlo. Podemos dejar de comprar en envases innecesarios y pensar siempre si podemos sustituirlo por productos que apuesten por envolverse en papel, acero inoxidable, cristal, metal, o directamente intentar comprar a granel con nuestros envases… Realmente lo que se ha hecho toda la vida. Hay mucha gente que está dando cuenta de ello: @vivirsinplastico, @ecoblognonoa, @marianamatija, @usaryreusar, @laecocosmopolita, @reinasyrepollos, @cuidomiplaneta. Lo mismo para este consumismo abrumador que nos abstrae, NO SE NECESITA TANTO, por favor. Decrecimiento, consumo consciente, simple y básico. #mardeplastico #mar #sea #manta #plastico #plastic #basura #rush #contaminacion #medioambiente #enviroment #tierra #cuidados #eco #animal #animals #ocean #oceano #vegan #decrecimiento #consumirmenos

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“We really didn’t wanna share this but at the end we decided that it’s good for all of us to see what a marine animal can ingest in this vast blue ocean,” said the group.

This is a reminder for humans to properly dispose wastes, as it all affects the poor animals and causes multiple deaths.

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