The Photostory of a Years Old Camel Died of Eating Rubish in the Desert

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.

You can see the tail and os pelvic cavity of the camel. You can easily point out the abdominal area of the camel where the bulk of rubbish can be seen in a blue circle
It is further clear, the red circle with the arrow sign shows the bulk of plastic, ropes, etc


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.

Plastic Pollution is a Killer for Camels in the Desert

The plastic is one of the hazardous product of the modern era, scattered everywhere, from mountains to the seabed. Deserts are also full of the plastic pollution. Whe the plastic is in the form of bottles, bages etc, it harms the plants and retard the growth and germination. With the time, the plastic breaks in small pieces, becoming more dangerous and hazardous, especially for the livestock. The socalled decoposable plastic is even more dangerous in my view. It shattered on a broad surface, usually accomulated under the bushes which ultimately make a way to the camel or thero livestock’s gut.

Once in a weak, I go to the desert, spend some hours and collect the plastic and through in the nearby wastebins. During such exercise, I almost collect up to 10 kg waste, mostly bottles and other plastic. I collect it in plastic bags and share the photographs on my social media to give 2 lesson to the people, 1. to not through plastic exept in the wastebin and 2 collect some waste from the desert whenever you visit the desert.

Here are some pictures of my desert cleaning activity.

Some bottles are glassmade
The scattered tinny pieces of the socalled decomposable plastic, this will go in the camel gut, so sad