Breaking It Down: Balloons Present a Major Threat to Birds and Other Wildlife

Happy birthday!

If your birthday was this month.

I hope it was filled with joy, fun, and balloons which remained stationary … or better yet, no balloons at all.

Why do I bring it up? Balloons are a very unique object. Before inflating them, we can’t simply throw them on the ground. That would be littering. But fill them with helium and releasing them into the sky somehow makes it not littering? 

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