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This should be a wake up call to Phuket and the people who run this island. No more crap should be allowed on the beaches. If they copy Krabi - the turtles may start to survive again as well as other wildlife.
Posted by Tbs on March 4, 2011 18:32
Were the other five bags labelled "Made in Thailand"?
Posted by Mike Boyd on March 4, 2011 18:41
A shocking story. Many of tourists don't understand, how to do with environment, though it is in human, tourist interests to keep nature unspoiled & local wildlife unharmed. Shame on those, who litters in the sea and in coastal areas. In Russia we have the same problem, and it seems we need to teach forcelly all cads in our countries to love nature.
Posted by kendoist on March 4, 2011 18:50
So sad to see this. At time when I worked on boats we always told customers and staff to not throw anything overboard still very often we could see trashes floating with the current...
Posted by X expat on March 4, 2011 19:03
At any fishing port in Thailand, I never see a fishing boats with bins aboard and bringing back their trashes to shores as they threw out all overboard during their fishing trips.
Posted by Whistle-Blower on March 5, 2011 10:25
As I have said in the past I no longer swim in the ocean off Phuket's southern beaches and some of Phuket's Western beaches because every time I do I get tangled in plastic bags within minutes, sometimes seconds after entering the surf not only has the Plastic caused the death of this turtle but may be a factor in some tourist drownings as well.
Posted by mike on March 5, 2011 10:55
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