To: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Stop the risk to life

Stop the risk to life

To not permit "The Lights Fest" event that is planned in Southampton, to allow 1000's of people to light sky lanterns and let them drift

Why is this important?

Whilst the for-profit company states its an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on yummy food, and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams and goals, which sounds wonderful the impact of thousands of lit lanterns allowed to drift and land wherever to cause chaos, harm, stress and death to the wildlife, pets, horses, livestock is unacceptable.

There are many examples when ingested the sharp parts of sky lanterns can tear and puncture an animal’s throat or stomach causing internal bleeding, horses have had their blankets set on fire and are unable to escape.

Lanterns also pose danger as a fire hazard – destroying habitats and potentially setting animal housing, feed and bedding alight. Marine life is also endangered by lanterns falling into the sea,

Please ban the use of these dangerous devices


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Reasons for signing

  • The shocking pictures of distress caused to wildlife prompted me to sign


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