Chikkmagaluru Aug 13, 2016 : Plastic waste weighing over 40 kg was found in a cow’s belly at Kadur in Chikkamagaluru. A veterinary doctor discovered this while treating the animal after it met with an accident.
The five-year-old cow belonging to Mahesh Kumar, a resident of the town, was hit by a KSRTC bus on Tuesday evening. The animal had a deep cut on its belly. Mr. Kumar called Dr. Kotresh, the veterinary doctor. Meanwhile, people, who had gathered at the spot, noticed a black object coming out of the belly. The doctor noticed that it was plastic waste, and started to remove the bags one after the other.
“We removed 40 kg of plastic material. It included small covers meant for packing food items, plastic paper used to cover dining table, and similar items,” he told The Hindu .
The doctor treated the cow after removing the plastic. However, the animal succumbed to the injury on Wednesday morning.
Dr. Kotresh said: “It’s not surprising. We throw plastic waste all around, without understanding how it is going to affect cattle. The cattle, which roam marriage halls, consume plastic items and suffer from indigestion, initially, and later, develop serious health problems.”
Courtesy: The Hindu