Golden Acres garden centres bans 'irresponsible' Chinese lantern sales

Golden Acres garden centres in the New Forest have banned sales of Chinese lanterns to protect cattle, crops and barns.

Golden Acres outlets in Cadnam and Landford will not sell the flying candles.

Group operations director Simon Edwards said: "We felt it would be irresponsible to continue selling them.

"We want to see the product banned in the UK as the likelihood of hurting livestock is very high."

The NFU says cattle can suffer agonising death if they chew the wire in the lanterns and that the lanterns can start crop fires.


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