Target: Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey
Goal: Praise Atlantic City for banning balloon releases in order to prevent harm to marine animals.
Atlantic City, New Jersey recently voted to ban outdoor balloon releases, which will prevent countless unnecessary deaths of marine animals.
Balloon releases typically lead to old, deflated balloons littering the ocean. The soft, malleable plastic is often mistaken by marine animals for jellyfish. The animals will eat these balloons, which then get stuck in their digestive tracts. The animal then starves and dies.
Sign this petition to praise Atlantic City for making this compassionate change and helping preserve our earth and the wildlife.
Dear Mayor Guardian,
Recently, Atlantic City decided to ban outdoor balloon releases in order to protect the ocean’s delicate wildlife. Balloon releases often result in many unnecessary deaths and it is great news to hear that communities are now working together to prevent these deaths.
Balloon releases often lead to mass littering in the ocean. The soft, malleable plastic is regularly mistaken for jellyfish by marine animals. The animals then eat the balloons which get stuck in their digestive tracts. The blockage leads to the animal’s death.
Thank you for making the compassionate choice to ban balloon releases. I can only hope more cities follow in your footsteps.
[Your Name Here]
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