Dogs in an industrial area of Mumbai, India are turning up in a shocking shade of bright blue. According to local activists, they are being dyed by toxic pollution from a factory dumping waste into the nearby Kasadi river, where the dogs bathe.
The toxin is not only coloring the dogs' fur this frightening shade, but is being ingested by the animals because they drink the water.
Arati Chauhan, head of the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, states that such pollution can cause deadly illnesses including liver and kidney damage -- or even cancer.
The Kasadi river, surrounded by hundreds of factories, is notoriously toxic, containing an astonishing 13 times the contamination level considered "safe." This is not only harmful to the dogs, but also dangerous for the people who live there.
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is now reportedly investigating the pollution. Sign the petition to the urge the MPCB to ensure the river is 100% safe, and to call on the Indian Ambassador to the United States to act swiftly to clear the pollution -- for the sake of the dogs and all others who are endangered by the toxic chemicals.