It had to take the strange colored blue dogs spotted in Mumbai, India on August 11 for locals to complain about pollution.These are not your average Hairless Chinese Crested blue dogs. It seems that 11 dogs turned blue as a result of industrial waste, as reported by the Hindustan Times. Apparently, the dogs often swam in the Kasadi river, where the local manufacturing company was dumping dyes that caused these dogs’ white fur to turn bright blue. As soon as the local pollution board caught a whiff of the waste, they immediately shut down a manufacturer who was accused of dumping UNTREATED industrial waste into a river.
The Shocking Truth About the Blue Dogs Spotted in Mumbai
The head of the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, Arati Chauhan, told the Times how shocking it was to see the dogs’ white fur turned completely blue. This prompted Chauhan to post images of these blue dogs on Facebook. Chauhan went on to say that these pollutants from the Taloja Industrial area were not just ruining water bodies affecting humans, but also affecting animals, birds, reptiles.”
Once the board investigated and confirmed the dogs turned blue directly linking the phenomenon to water and air pollution, it shut down the manufacturer.
According to the Guardian, there are currently 977 factories located in the Taloja industrial area where the Kasadi River flows through, including food processing, engineering, pharmaceutical and chemical plants.