Should fireworks only be allowed four times a year to help scared animals?
1st November 2019
THE RSPCA wants to cut the use of fireworks because they scare pets.
The animal charity’s Bang Out Of Order campaign calls for the shop sale and use of fireworks to be allowed only four times a year: Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.
The charity also wants fireworks to be quieter to stop so many animals being spooked.
More than 100,000 people have signed petitions to cut the use of fireworks in recent years. The
RSPCA’s Claire McParland says: “We are urging the UK Government to act on this strength of feeling, which would support owners to help their animals cope at this time of year.”
Most humans enjoy fireworks, but it isn’t just cats, dogs and other pets who are upset by them. Horses and farm animals are also startled by the bangs and flashes, which can cause them to get injured on fencing.