MP backs plans for sky lantern inquiry

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed news the Government will launch a long-awaited inquiry into sky lanterns and theirimpact on livestock.

Mr Farron has backed the Women’s Farming Union’s campaign which calls on the Government to look at this issue and try and create guidelines that work for farmers and the public. In January 2012 Spainbanned the use of lanterns.

He added: “sky lanterns can cause fire damage to crops and property and pose a serious threat to animal welfare.  I hope that this review leads to a dramatic change so that these seemingly innocent things are not allowed to cause such suffering and damage.”

Readers' comments (1)

  • What is the point in these ridiculous things?
    Surely the cash could be put to a better and safer use.

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