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Dog turns blue due to polluted Indian River


Posted on Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 | Comment icon 16 comments

The water is filled with dyes and other chemicals. Image Credit: YouTube / Business Insider / Hindustan Times
Untreated industrial waste in Mumbai's Kasadi river has been turning dogs a rather peculiar color.
A stray dog near Navi Mumbai's Taloja industrial area has recently been spotted roaming the streets with its fur sporting a rather disconcerting shade of blue thanks to chemical dyes in the nearby river.

The bright blue canine is just one of several animals to have been similarly affected in recent months by river water with pollution levels that have been found to be 13 times beyond the safe limit.

"It was shocking to see how the dog's white fur had turned completely blue," said Arati Chauhan, member of a local animal protection group. "We have spotted almost five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries."

With over 1,000 pharmaceutical, food and engineering factories in the general area however, keeping the rivers free of pollution is likely to be a task of monumental proportions.


Source: Hindustan Times | Comments (16)

Tags: India, River

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by seanjo on 16 August, 2017, 8:48
Stop blaming companies, they want to make money, and provide us with cheap goods. The Government of India should be regulating the companies properly, instead of taking backhanders and ignoring the needs of the people. And/or we should stop buying these cheap imports.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Captain Risky on 16 August, 2017, 9:11
Blues clues.
Comment icon #9 Posted by poohbear on 16 August, 2017, 10:29
Overpopulation....There'll be no tigers,bears,or elephants soon....just a human desert.
Comment icon #10 Posted by spartan max2 on 16 August, 2017, 10:44
With such a large population it's probably difficult to regulate alot
Comment icon #11 Posted by Krater on 17 August, 2017, 5:05
Nope. They are just dirty people. Fact. PC snowflakemoderators can delete my posts all they want. It won't change the fact that India is nothing but a giant garbage dump. If you ignore or delete it, it doesn't exist. Right?
Comment icon #12 Posted by spartan max2 on 17 August, 2017, 10:35
Wow.... Do you have some sort of hatred towards Indians man? Like I dout it's a genetic trait of theirs. It probably beause they have the second largest population in the world and some poor goverment structures/policies
Comment icon #13 Posted by seeder on 19 August, 2017, 18:50
One huge rubbish dump? Well I can find just as many images to show you are wrong, heres just one
Comment icon #14 Posted by Farmer77 on 19 August, 2017, 19:28
Watch out for the Poo Police! Indian city sends costumed MASCOTS on patrol to fine people they catch defacating in the street   While I am positive there are nice places in India i have no interest in wading through the gross to get there.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Krater on 23 August, 2017, 5:03
Yes, your theory totally explains why they drop pants and crap right in the middle of the street in front of onlookers. "Like", I'm sure the government makes them do it, man.
Comment icon #16 Posted by brizink on 28 August, 2017, 2:00
Which in turn keeps prices low. But I know what you mean.


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