Balloon Releases Kill Animals

Editor, News-Register:

I was not happy to read in Sunday’s paper about yet another balloon release for some good cause. This time it is to express hope for victims of child abuse. Sometimes it is in memory of a loved one or maybe cancer victims.

I doubt that members of those groups would be happy to know that wildlife is being endangered by those balloons. Do these folks think that the balloons float up to heaven? No, they burst and land on earth where birds, animals and fish try to eat them, which will most likely kill them as they are not digestible. I know people who sponsor these balloon release events mean well, but please rethink doing a balloon release as it doesn’t honor anyone, it just causes pain, suffering and death!!!!

Teresa Dunkin

Wheeling