The same creator of the heartbreaking “Good Boy” and “Black Cat” comics has just released a new one featuring Albatross.

German freelance illustrator and comic book artist Jenny Hefczyc, also known as Jenny Jinya, is currently well-known for her melancholic animal comics. The creator’s comics tackle sombre subjects like abuse and death, but they all ultimately have a powerful message.

With her depressing tales of Death visiting animals, illustrator Jenny-Jinya has discovered a formula for success. You may recall crying over her ‘nice boy’ comic or her multi-part black cat story, which aimed to raise awareness of cat abuse and neglect. She revealed that the purpose of her depressing comics is to give victims a voice and arouse empathy for the animals who suffer as a result of human behaviour.

The cartoonist discusses the widespread effects of a single man-made natural disaster, plastic pollution, and how it affects wild creatures in her most recent works.

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The subject of Jenny’s most recent comic is how plastic garbage affects seabirds.

Image credits: Jenny-Jinya

According to a study, plastic floating in the ocean draws algae that has a scent akin to that of the krill that seabirds like albatrosses eat. The birds ingest inorganic material or feed it to their offspring by mistakenly believing objects covered in this algae to be food.

Dramatic photos of bird carcasses stuffed with plastic have demonstrated that some birds perish from ingesting so much indigestible garbage that they develop blockages or are unable to take in enough food, but the effects of consuming plastic are typically more subtle. Australian researchers tested the blood of flesh-footed shearwaters, seabirds that inhabit the beaches of Australia and New Zealand but whose numbers have been rapidly declining, to see what was happening to the birds before they were discovered dead.It turns out that plastic seeps toxins acquired from the environment into the bodies of birds, even those who have just eaten a few pieces. This can lead to kidney illness, high cholesterol, and stunted growth.

Recent years have seen significant advancements in ocean cleaning technology, as evidenced by the successful removal of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch last year by a 2,000-foot-long device called a Seabin, which is placed in hundreds of busy harbours worldwide. However, environmentalists assert that without stopping waste from entering the ocean, cleaning technology will not be able to significantly reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, even with further advancements in technology and the installation of more devices of this type in the future.The only way to address this is to enact laws prohibiting the use of single-use plastics and to inform the public about ways to reduce their consumption.

Commenters concur that they’ve had enough of individuals acting carelessly when it comes to rubbish.

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