It's no secret that pollution is dangerous and harmful to animals, as well as humans, and yet for reasons we may never understand, people don't think twice about tossing their garbage right out onto the ground.  

Pollution is one of the main ways that humans have caused extreme changes to wildlife habitats. Over time we've come to consider the air, water, and soil that are all around us as great big, giant, trash receptacles. And sadly, we've given very little consideration to the ecological consequences of our indifferent actions.

As a result of our thoughtless and inconsiderate behavior, wildlife populations are being bombarded with an overwhelming and confusing array of pollutants that we ourselves are guilty of releasing into their environments, whether by intent or accident.

Take a look at the poignant video below to see just how our carelessness is affecting wildlife, and keep in mind that even this bird (a swan in Kazan, Russia) realizes that all of that garbage has no business being in her beautiful home! 

What a heartbreaking and tragic video! Have we actually come to a time in our history where animals have to clean up behind humans?

Sadly, this isn't the only video that proves that sometimes animals have more common sense than humans do when it comes to pollution in the environment.

Take a look at the video below to see another example of animals understanding more than we give them credit for:

Hopefully, humans figure it out before it's too late!

Recycling, refurbishing and reusing our trash is an important step. Simply tossing out our garbage isn't the only option anymore!

There are too many other alternatives available to us now, let's use those other options and help reduce the amount of pollution that we're adding to the environment.

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