9 Dead Deer In Japan Park With Plastic In Stomachs
SACRED DEER IN JAPAN FOUND DEAD WITH PLASTIC IN THEIR STOMACH
(CNN) – 9 deer in Nara, Japan have been found dead with plastic bags in their stomachs.
According to a group responsible for monitoring the deer in March, it posted a picture of more than 7 lbs of plastic bags that were found inside one dead deer’s stomach.
Secretary General of the Nara Deer Preservation Foundation, confirmed that three of the deaths were directly related to digestive issues from eating the plastic.
More than 1,000 of the sacred Sika deer roam around in Nara park and are classified as a national treasure in Japan.
The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation launched a cleaning campaign on Wednesday, the first in eight years.
Volunteers rounded up over 116 pounds of trash, 70 pounds of which was plastic.