Cattle farmer calls for balloon release ban after calf found choking - do you agree?

Should balloon releases be banned to protect wildlife?

Should balloon releases be banned to protect wildlife? - Credit: Archant

A woman in Norfolk has called for a ban on balloon releases after finding her calf choking on one.

A woman in Norfolk has called for a ban on balloon releases after she found a calf choking.

Cait Clarke, a cattle farmer in Runham, near Great Yamouth, said she found the calf chewing on a balloon and that without her intervention the young animal would have died.

The balloon and 10 others found in the field were featured in a remembrance day balloon release carrying armistice messages.

Ms Clarke posted wrote on Facebook: 'It's a lovely idea to remember a passed loved one, and my thoughts are with the family, but I wish people would think about the repercussions of where these things can end up.

'What goes up must come down.'

The post has gathered a lot of attention online and has been shared more than 25,000 times.

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