This bird’s struggle illustrates the grim threat posed by plastic pollution. Image Credit: Ramaprasad M Srinivasamurthy/Gulf News Reader

These photos show that discarded plastic not only affects our lives but the lives of other living creatures, too. This mynah had a piece of plastic entangled around its neck and struggled frantically to remove it from its neck.

I watched it for a very long time and it failed to dislodge the plastic and I sincerely hope it succeeded later on. It is high time we all make a change by at least disposing plastic in bins, rather than throwing it carelessly and cause suffering to fellow creatures.

— The reader is an assistant manager, based in Dubai