Plastic Pollution in Ocean Proves Sea Creatures Are Absolute Slobs
Photo: Peter Cade (Getty Images)
Ever wonder where the term “filthy animal” comes from? Take a look at our ocean pollution, and you’ll see.
American diver, Victor Vesovo, piloted a deepsea submarine 7 miles down into the Pacific, only to discover what many of us were fearing: countless landfills of loose garbage. It appears sea snails, anthropods, and other sea bottom dwellers have spent decades leaving their unrecycled plastic waste, namely discarded roller blades and empty beer cans, littered across the ocean floor. Vesovo recorded his findings as “the most unsanitary kitchen I’ve ever been in.”
While the accused marine life has remained speechless as accusations run wild online, their silence speaks volumes about their stance on community and future fish generations. However, many of the animal kingdom’s responsible members have stepped forward with weekend beach clean-ups and reusable signs stating that “the actions of the few affect the many” while they scoop trash with their paws.
Meanwhile, humans well-known for always remaining smart about single-use plastics and being nonjudgmental, protested on the importance of “not being a revolting slob” and are taking on multiple pollution initiatives in the form of nonprofits that will fold in their first three years, if not months, so as to acquire as many new Instagram followers as possible during said period.
Have a look at responsible (and adorable) animal GIFs as they work tirelessly to clean up the mess.
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It's one small scrap for turtles, one giant garbage heap for turtle kind.
Even dogs are changing their ways to make sure they recycle every single time. Close the loop, Pugsly!
Super mean and super clean. Don't get in the way of his little gorilla hands while he's in the middle of trash picking.
Bringing the dumpster out to meet the trucks is way easier when you have bear strength.
If you see some trash, pick it up and place it in the receptacle. That means you, big guy.
They say you can't train a cat. But he's learning to be tidy...sort of.
Good boy. Get those beaches clean and we promise there will be some frisbee in your future.
Who said otters are useless? OK, they're pretty useless.
Look at this guy pulling his extra weight. Your passion is clear, Mr. Rat.
No more monkey business (well, except the trash collecting business...with a tiny bit of racketeering on the side).
Slam dunk. This owl took a break from her job at Hooters (not the one you're thinking of) to get in on the action.
Nice try, parrot. But you're kind of just being a dick, aren't you?
Even humans are getting in on the action...kind of.
Some of them are really dedicated. Nice one, Ricky.
If we all pitch in, we can have this place cleaned up in no time. Wouldn't that be lovely.