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New RSPCA Campaign #EndSkyLitter *Just Posting For Anyone Interested

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#EndSkyLitter

https://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/endskylitter

Sky litter is a danger to animals. Email your local council today to urge them to implement a ban on the release of sky lanterns and balloons.

Sky lanterns

Chinese lantern litter next to a sheep field

Also known as paper or Chinese lanterns, sky lanterns are a danger to wildlife. Although the release of them are banned on Council owned land and property in Wales, it's still legal to release paper lanterns in England.

An estimated 200,000 sky lanterns are sold and released each year in the UK. As the popularity of these items increase, so does the risk to wildlife. Sky lanterns can cause injury and suffering to animals and have a devastating impact on the environment.

There have been reports of animals becoming entangled in these lanterns and becoming injured trying to free themselves, which will cause extreme stress and suffering.

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JoTarpley
14 days ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforall14 days ago

Not just about litter , these things cause hundreds of fires (some major ) every year !

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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13 days ago

Golfforall I know that! You are missing the point Sky litter is a danger to animals, there are some horrendous stories, like Owls being caught up in these lanterns and burning to death!!

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Golfforall
Golfforall13 days ago

JoTarpley I'm not missing the point , I obviously know that (and can read your post !) merely pointing out an additional reason those things should be banned .

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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13 days ago

Golfforal I certainly agree with you anyway! Thank you for bothering to comment! 😁 πŸ˜‰ x

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lucyeva72
lucyeva7213 days ago

Thanks for sharing that link, I have gone on it and sent my email. I totally disagree with these too, a lot of people do not realise the damage and danger they cause.

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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13 days ago

That's very true, they have tunnel vision for what they are doing lucyeva72 Lucy and don't even think of what happens afterwards, thanks for your support! πŸ’ x

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lucyeva72
lucyeva7213 days ago

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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13 days ago
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Getsome
Getsome12 days ago

They should be banned they are pointless yet do loads of damage

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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11 days ago

That sums it up exactly Getsome , I just wish more people would realise that! πŸ˜” x

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Getsome
Getsome11 days ago

JoTarpley I don’t know what people actually think they are achieving from letting these go apart from damage

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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9 days ago

Getsome It beggars belief really doesn't it, perhaps they should let one off in their house and see what happens!! πŸ™„ There just aren't enough laws for people's stupidity nowadays, not that they follow them though! πŸ˜” x

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Getsome
Getsome9 days ago

JoTarpley What are they even supposed to symbolise?

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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9 days ago

Getsome I think they are a symbol of hope, for good luck and prosperity, and wish lanterns for weddings and loads of other excuses!! πŸ™„ x

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Pjran
Pjran11 days ago

I know my next comment is not going to be popular but I think fireworks should be banned too.

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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9 days ago

Yes they should be banned Pjran , πŸ€” apart from big displays maybe, don't start me on that one!! πŸ˜‰ x

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32711 days ago

It's a huge problem. I hate when I see them because you never know who/what they are going to destroy. Shouldn't be allowed to be sold.

https://www.facebook.com/wildaware/posts/3086235911458707

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap11 days ago

I thought these were banned years ago. Shows what I know

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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9 days ago

Sadly not Imnotcheap I would like to say 'we live in hope' but I'm not convinced! x

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

🀞@JoTarpley

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

JoTarpley I agree with you 100% .... I think they should be banned along with fireworks ... I also think though, that if more publicity is given to the results then many people who 'just don't think' may be encouraged to refrain. ..... a bit like those plastic can ties for 4 cans of beer .... there was so much harm done to wildlife through those and I can't find anything saying how the proposed ban turned out. https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/262839 I remember 'banging on' to all the kids I knew in an effort to educate them and they did listen, and I hope they have continued to spread that message. Have just contacted our council via link so thanks.

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley
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8 days ago

Thanks for 'doing your bit', as always BORDERJOE πŸ’ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜‰ x

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE8 days ago

JoTarpley well .... you know me.... I get there in the end .... somtimes very indirectly, admittedly but .....

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