Balloons are a tragedy for animals. Why?
It would seem that a cute and harmless entertainment is the launch of balloons. After all, they soar so beautifully in the sky! But balloons pose a mortal danger to animals.
Why are balloons dangerous for animals?
Every balloon released into the sky anyway sooner or later returns to the earth - only not in the form of a cheerful balloon, but in the form of garbage. Animals can mistakenly eat a deflated or burst balloon, become entangled in a ribbon tied to it, and die as a result.
Meeting with balloons sadly ends for many animals. Among them are birds, whales, dolphins, turtles, cows, sheep, dogs and other animal species.
Balloons are especially dangerous for sea turtles - these animals eat jellyfish, and flaps of balloons are often mistaken for food.
The scale of the problem is such that environmentalists are sounding the alarm: over the past decade, the number of balloons produced has tripled! So, from meeting with this "joy" more and more living creatures perish. Some countries, as well as a number of US states have imposed restrictions on the use of balloons.
What is advertising lying about?
Some manufacturers claim their balls are “biodegradable.” However, in affirming this, businessmen, to put it mildly, are disingenuous.
Latex balls are not biodegradable - chemical additives and dyes prevent this. They are safe and sound for many years. So the claim that latex balls are safe for nature is nothing more than a myth.
The joy of observing a balloon flying in the sky lasts only a few moments, but the polluting effect from them lasts much longer.
Refuse to launch balloons!