Opponents cite dangers of balloon releases to wildlife – USA

Posted on September 6, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons

HARDYSTON — A release of 100 helium-filled balloons on Saturday to increase awareness of childhood cancer is also being used by those who want to raise awareness of the hazards of what happens when those balloons inevitably return to Earth.

Source: Opponents cite dangers of balloon releases to wildlife

A release of 100 helium-filled balloons on Saturday to increase awareness of childhood cancer is also being used by those who want to raise awareness of the hazards of what happens when those balloons inevitably return to Earth.

“I’m concerned about the long-term effects of these balloons,” said Paige Coyne, a resident of the Lake Stockholm community where the launch took place at noon Saturday.

Do we think a dying child would want wildlife harmed in his last days. I think it is the parents or others invovled with the unfortunate child that want this rather than the child. We need to listen to the kids before imposing our own blind perceptions.