Think twice over balloons

Every time I see 50, or maybe 100, balloons being sent up into the air my heart sinks.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 10:49 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 11:54 am

Usually it is to commemorate the loss of a loved one.

I think of where they will eventually land.

On the land – swallowed by an animal or tangled in its feet or feathers, leading to death.

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Landing in the sea they can cause the death of turtles, dolphins and many other creatures.

Chinese lanterns are just as bad.

The wire on them, if chopped up by a tractor, can be swallowed by animals and cause pain and suffering.

Please, please find a better way than balloons or lanterns.

I remember the passing of my lovely sons by donating money to a good cause.

I may have lost a loved one but I don’t want to be the cause of suffering.

J Scott,

Sheridan Grove,