Petition For the sake of wildlife & forests ban the release of balloons and sky lanterns.
Please protect our environment by banning the release of balloons and sky lanterns.
Thousands of balloons and sky lanterns are released every year with little or no regard to the damage they do to our wildlife, seas and remaining forests.Government can no longer ignore the plight of nature.
We call on the government to finally take action on this blatant littering of our countryside and oceans. Over eighty local authorities have already taken action to ban these items.
The RSPCA and the National Farmers Union have reported gruesome injuries and the painful death of animals, with livestock and wildlife eating lantern wire. The Fire Brigade has also had to respond to fires caused by sky lanterns.
The government cannot and must not continue to ignore this appalling practice.
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