Why Does A Maine Student Want To Ban Balloons?
Will Jones, a Kennebunk High School senior, is very passionate about the environment and wants helium balloons to be banned because of the negative impact they are making on wildlife and ecosytems, according to WGME. He has been working on a proposal for a town-wide ban, which he hopes residents will support at a town meeting in November of next year.
Jones told WGME he has been educating the public about the dangers of balloons ever since he learned how they can be mistaken for food by fish and animals, after they lose their helium and fall back down to the ground.
It's not just the mass balloon releases, it's every single balloon that goes up is eventually going to come down and potentially put an animal at risk of death or suffering in general.