Thursday, 10 November 2011

Chinese lanterns

Are you a lover or hater of Chinese lanterns? Yes, they briefly look pretty as they drift away on the night air. But nobody releases a lantern and follows it as it floats away so that they can retrieve it. It's just long distance littering.

We've been picking them up on the farm this week where they've snagged in the hedge or lie in the middle of the field flapping about like a giant condom.

And we check the paddocks to make sure there's none lying around for the horses or pigs to eat. Not nice to have a piece of wire rupture their insides.

In case you hadn't guessed, I'm in the hate camp. To find out more about the lanterns, read the e-petition to ban the use and sale of Chinese lanterns


Anonymous said...

you know you can get paper and bamboo ones though?

Anne at Great Slamseys Farm said...

It doesn't solve the litter problem though.