Fife Matters: Parents of babies briefly known but forever loved won’t forget balloon ban – The CourierPosted on June 2, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
Tomorrow is my daughter Liberty’s fifth birthday. Libby was stillborn on May 30, 2012, so as you can imagine it’s a trying time for the whole family as we reflect upon what might – what should – have been. It’s always been a day filled with sadness, but it’s also been a day filled with …
The author writes, But while I appreciate the fact that balloons and lanterns were banned by killjoy councillors because of a perceived danger to wildlife and the environment, using a sledgehammer to crack a nut was the wrong thing to do.
By its very nature, the charity has always been a responsible one – and sourced biodegradable balloons with the environmental impact in mind.
This person, while we all feel sorry for their loss, has to understand that it is not a ‘perceived’ danger to wildlife and that the councillors are not killjoys. They are being responsible government to ensure the environment is for all to enjoy not just a few to abuse. A biodegradable balloon if he were to read about them is a very misleading term by the balloon industry. They take months even years to break down and all that time they are dangerous to wildlife. Does he think if is little girl had lived that she would have grow up wanting her dad to be an instrument of harm or death to innocent wildlife. I would think not. So please congratulate the council on their balloon ban and use of alternate methods to have celebrations.