Pollution concerns have been raised in a suburb of Mumbai after a lot of stray dogs have been pictured with their fur dyed blue.
Stray dogs are a huge problem for citizens of India, there is in fact one stray dog for every 45 people.
Pollution concerns have been raised in a suburb of Mumbai after a lot of stray dogs have been pictured with their fur dyed blue
It’s believed that nearby factories, who produce coloured dyes, have been dumping untreated waste into the Kasadi river. Dogs go here to bathe, get cool and look for food and this is why they are turning blue.
Over in the UK, there was similar confusion recently when the RSCPA was called out to a tropical bird to find a seagull dyed bright blue.
Shoppers in Carlisle, Cumbria, thought the azure-coloured bird was some sort of rare and tropical creature but it was just a plain old seagull.
RSPCA workers weren't sure what the blue substance was, but were thankfully able to rescue him and get him cleaned up.
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