Balloon ban backed by Eurobodalla, neighbours urged to tag alongPosted on February 16, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
Cr Innes said that even so-called ‘biodegradable’ balloons could last months or even years before they break down, causing harm in the meantime.
“Marine turtles, fish, seabirds, whales and even farm animals get entangled in the strings or swallow the balloon which then blocks the guts so that the animal will starve,” Cr Innes said.
“No child would release a balloon if they thought it would kill a turtle or other animal.”
This much needed issue is gathering more and more momentum.