Sad to see Chinese lanterns cause harm
I WAS rather sad to read that Chinese lanterns have been causing problems for farmers and their cattle.
I remember being enchanted by them at Hogmanay, when I was in Edinburgh with friends. Hundreds of them were set off over the castle and twinkled across the capital’s skies. In my opinion they were more impressive and far less disruptive than fireworks. Fireworks are so noisy and cause a lot of distress to pets. And let’s not forget they are explosives and do their fair share of harm in the wrong hands. Perhaps they should be banned too.
But, I hate to admit it, if lanterns have killed or injured livestock, then perhaps they should be banned.
Or maybe someone could invent ones without metal that wouldn’t pose a risk to animals.
L Jessop Ruthrieston