Letter: Any kind of balloon can hurt wildlife
People are releasing balloons for show but are harming wildlife. According to “Defenders” magazine, the voice of Defenders of Wildlife, wildlife die because of balloons of any kind. Some animals eat them and suffer blocked digestive tracts, which causes starvation and death. Other wildlife become entangled in balloon strings, leaving them unable to move, eat or defend themselves.
Please stop releasing balloons of any kind.
— Ann Powlas