Wednesday, 29 May 2013

And another warning.........Floating Lanterns

The release of Chinese or Floating Lanterns is an ever popular activity at events such as weddings these days, but please be aware of the possible consequences for wildlife. The candles lit to make the lantern rise have been known to set fire to vegetation when the lantern lands and the wire used in the production of the lantern frame can cause terrible suffering to birds and marine life (aswell as all other wildlife) when discarded. The photo below was posted on Facebook a while ago (apologies, we do not know the photographer) and shows a Barn Owl trapped in a discarded Lantern. Please be aware of the potential suffering thses can cause and choose an alternative attraction where possible.