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Hollywood star’s post of tragic Thai dugong draws a million likes

By The Nation

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star and Instagram celebrity last night posted the story of baby dugong in Thailand which died after ingesting plastic.

 

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“A beloved baby marine mammal in Thailand has died after consuming plastic and experiencing shock,” he wrote in his instagram post, referring to Thai officials’ announcement on Saturday of the death of the dugong.. Authorities sell dugong babies’ Line sticker to raise funds

 

Authorities sell dugong babies’ Line sticker to raise funds  

 

“The young dugong, a relative of the manatee, was named Mariam after marine biologists discovered her orphaned and lost in April in southern Thailand,” he added, citing an Associated Press news report.

 

“Soon, she captured hearts around the world as a video of her nuzzling up against her caretakers circulated on the Internet,” he wrote alongside a touchy-feely image captured by AP’s Sirachai Arunrugstichai. 

 

By 11.20 Sunday morning, the post had drawn about one million likes and 13,000 comments. 

 

Local news media in Thailand including The Nation covered the tragedy of the dugong in Gulf of Thailand, which is known to be severely contaminated by plastic waste. The story is likely to raise awareness of plastic usage in the kingdom of Thailand and the rest of the world.

 

Measures needed for sea tragedy to lead to plastic clean-up

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375330

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-26
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I heard Dugong taste like chicken......We need our plastic, some one teach this stupid animal to stop eating it...

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

The story will raise awareness in Thailand, only as long as it is a news item. I am certain it will sadly disappear from the public's memory very quickly.

 

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) selling Line stickers to raise funds for the protection of the marine environment helps to raise the issue too, but the government should be taking action by banning plastic, not by getting the public to raise funds. 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio raising awareness of plastic usage in Thailand is good, as it causes the 'loss of face' for Thailand and may do something  - the same as Bill Gates comments when he visited Bangkok and saw the mess of overhead cables caused a loss of face, forcing the government to act.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio raising awareness same as Bill Gates Bla Bla Bla

Yea right.....The overhead wire agenda and the plastic agenda was not going so good.....So big names are needed to give it a boost....

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How many Dugong and plastic stories have we had recently? I am kind of loosing count.....

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3 hours ago, fforest1 said:

I heard Dugong taste like chicken......We need our plastic, some one teach this stupid animal to stop eating it...

It tastes more like pork.

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DiCaprio "shares" his "responsible feelings" with us.  so did Hillary and Bill Clinton.  And Obama.

 

.....and that brought us through 5 decades of this nonsense talk.   "it's only about some ice melting in 2100".  which is much much more dangerous than "Plant Food" or "Mexican Rapists" or the so-called "recession next year" ever was or still is.

DiCaprio flies in jet aircraft and 7,800 million people are not going to give up flush toilets,  chickens in their backyards, eating pork and not having to use buckets to carry drinking water around while these jerks emit 285 grams per passenger per one kilometer flown of a gas molecule so powerful we measure it in parts per million and it accounts for all of life on Earth as well as why we left the trees 7 or 8 million years ago.  and on one trip fly a lot further than a few clicks.  what did I get wrong?

as long as one Hollywood star.... or one westerner flies to Disneyworld the umpteenth time on a commercial or private jet the rest of us will continue to accelerate to social collapse, blackouts during heat waves and starvation of billions of us.   

 

now you know why we love Donald Trump.  no nonsense talk.  a border wall and US [one agent SRM] Space Force.  duh.
 

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Mr. DiCaprio better not come to Thailand for making the Thai Officials lose face.....

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1 minute ago, bkkgriz said:

Did the hypocritical Hollywood virtue signaller hit it with his fuel guzzling yacht?

Actually he will be flying here on his private jet for talks ,

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Was there danger of his plane hitting the dugong at 40,000 ft?

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