The problem is the camel is very curious and also eats everything. The issue is that many people throwing trashes, plastics, and other rubbish in the desert. The issue becomes more complicated when the camels are longing for the salts or facing deficiencies of some mineral, esp Phosphorus.
Also, the small traces of so-called decomposable or other plastics accumulate under the bushes/shrubs in the desert. When camel browses on such vegetation, the plastic makes a way to the camel gut. Sometimes, the camel used to eat plastic because it becomes their habit.
I shall share with you the photostory of a dead camel in the desert years before. It is a case study for camel practitioners and farmers. It will tell you how the plastic converts into bodies like stones and block the chyme movement in the gut.
This is a very serious camel welfare issue. How we can help in such circumstances? The vets should thoroughly analyze the case, do not put camels on antibiotics and pain killers but should know the reason for sickness. Progressive emaciation and on and off eating are the very clear signs of gut blockage or hardware problem. Also, we as a kind human being should take care of the desert’s health by not throwing plastic and other waste. When you go on a desert trip, please at least bring the waste you produced over there. It will be very appreciating if you collect some extra waste and put it in the nearby waste bin. The camel keepers/owners should care about the nutrients requirements of the camels and should not allow their camels unattended to eat anything like plastic and other undigestable compounds.