This is the moment hungry mountain goats eat plastic waste left by thoughtless campers in a Kazakh national park.
The incident was filmed by hiker Anuar Issayev, age not disclosed, who comes from the Kazakh city of Almaty, while spending the day at the Ile-Alatau National Park.
He came across a herd of mountain goats and was shocked that they were eating plastic waste apparently left there by campers.
Appalled by what he saw, Anuar filmed the goats and shared it on Instagram on 9th August.
He accompanied the footage with the message: “I was fortunate enough to meet a herd of Siberian mountain goats (Tauteke) at Witch’s Creek.
“However, out of curiosity, I witnessed these beautiful animals finding human rubbish and eating the harmful waste, including polythene, and there is even more rubbish up in the mountains.
“With such an attitude to the environment and level of self-awareness, our society will not get out of the dark any time soon. Everyone wants to live in an equal society with ideal conditions, but not everyone respects the basic conditions of humanity.
“This may be down to a lack of knowledge, education or other means, but after all, a sane person always has self-awareness and a choice between good or bad.”
According to the news site Nur, after Anuar finished filming the goats, he picked up the rubbish left by reckless campers and carried it away.
After the footage was shared on Instagram, a spokesperson for the Ile-Alatau National Park thanked Anuar for drawing attention to the problem.
The national park also vowed to do more to deal with the issue of litter and thanked visitors for their support.
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