Stop the sales of Chinese sky lanterns

Stop the sales of Chinese sky lanterns

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!

simon drive started this petition to U.K. Government

I have started this petition to try and encourage the U.K government to ban the sale of so called chinese sky lanterns. I believe these present a danger to both wildlife and farm animals in the form of a choke hazard or even after consumption puncturing delicate internal organs. As well as a potential fire risk on both crop and moorland. Even if they land "innocently" in the so called middle of nowhere they are an instant non biodegradable litter item as their constitution parts are made of a thin tinfoil tealight holder, bent mild steel wire, covering a  cheap plastic outer canopy non of which will break down instead these are just abandoned quite literally to the wind once airborne by the person who has set it flying . It should also be remembered that the nuisance caused by these lanterns is not confined purely to land they also present a threat to both marine animals and their environment. Aside from the initial human entertainment there is no justifiable cause for the sale of the chinese sky lanterns and the only people really benefitting (after launch) are the people who are selling these lanterns. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope I can count upon your support

Simon 

Image courtesy of sky news

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!