A net load of balloons has ended up in the top branches of an oak tree overlooking South Undercliff, most likely by accident, but surely without any care shown for the environment.
Balloons pose a deadly danger to animals, which can mistake them for food says the RSPCA. The society is currently running a campaign, asking people to email their local council urging them to implement a ban on the release of sky lanterns and balloons.
Caring for the planet is also the concern of another organisation by the name of Balloons Blow. Whilst manufacturers may claim that the balloons are biodegradable, it has been established that latex balloons are the type most commonly found in the stomachs of dead animals.
Many people are beginning to recognise that humans need to reduce their footprint on the natural world. The popularity of nature conservation programmes indicates this growing awareness that resources and indeed the world is finite Balloons have a place indoors for children’s parties, but outdoors they are a menace and disrespectful to nature.
Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .