The deer had ingested huge amounts of rubbish discarded by humans  - Media Credit:

Dead Thai Deer Had 15lb Of Rubbish – Including Plastic And Underwear – In Stomach


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A dead deer – whose body was found in a Thai national park – had 15lb (7kg) of rubbish in his stomach, according to reports.

A Khun Sathan National Park official said the 10-year-old animal had obviously been ingesting the rubbish ‘for a long time’ before he died.

Among the items found in his stomach were plastic bags and rope, food packaging, and men’s underwear. 


Kriangsak Thanompun, a director at the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, says officials believe the rubbish blocked the animal’s alimentary canal, but a further investigation will be launched. 

He said: “We believe it had been eating those plastics for a long time before it died.”

He described the death as a ‘tragedy’, adding: “It shows we have to take seriously and reduce… single-use plastic.”

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