I am for a ban. I had to buy medicine from the vet for my dog because he was in such distress. Also, they now turn off for days before and after November 5th. It’s not just pets to think about, it’s also wildlife. But the biggest factor for me is people with sensory issues. It was time for fireworks to be reserved for organized events.
I have an anxious, responsive and very scared rescue pup. Last night was harrowing for him with sporadic fireworks. But no, I wouldn’t choose to ban them, limit them to silencers, or limit them to organized events. Settle in – the fireworks are here, they’ll be exploding for the next month, so better put that wasted energy calling for a ban into something valuable like researching how to settle yourself/your family/pets company because there is no immediate change coming.
Prohibit sale to the public but retain official fireworks. This way people with pets can plan ahead and be prepared.
What about Britain where we celebrate every year a man who had only one simple task to do and completely botched it? Next thing you know, we’ll do the same for another complete failure at Westminster – Boris Johnson.
It’s not just animals. There are also people who suffer. My grandson has autism and hates noise – he is noise sensitive.
How about people who have pets do their homework, recognize this as a problem, and train their pets to be noise-insensitive? To do this, you can download audio for free from most major charities, including Dogs Trust and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. There is also the option of noiseless fireworks.
Why don’t they just do what Italy does and have silent fireworks? The best of both worlds. It’s not all about the animals with the explosions. It also affects people. Also, you can’t “train” wildlife not to panic, run, and die.
I am for a ban. It’s not just pets that suffer. Vulnerable adults, neurodiverse and many people in between! It’s fine if you have a pet from day one, but when it comes to rescues, etc., it’s more complex. Fireworks are obsolete and are getting louder and louder and more destructive.
Why stop the fireworks? As many people like them as they don’t.
For many centuries we have had celebrations on November 5, including bonfires, “Guys” and private fireworks. Yes, we know animals can be upset, I’ve always had dogs in my life and I make sure they always have a safe and comfortable environment on November 5th – it just makes sense. As for other humans, I’m sure a set of Bluetooth headphones with sound from a relevant source will suffice. There are always ways to mitigate something like this, but sometimes people are blind to the alternatives.
I own four beautiful Collies. This year I will be socializing my youngest pup with fireworks. I did the exact same thing with my other three and now they watch them from the window or the garden, it’s up to them. Thunder can have the same effect but we cannot forbid it.
Fireworks have been happening for many years before anyone acquired their pet. It’s like buying an apartment above a pub and then complaining about the noise.
I’d rather pay to see a display than a small fortune for something that’s gone in minutes. It’s not just animals that are distressed by the constant banging.
John Swinney has announced a postponement of Holyrood’s “emergency” budget review by at least a week until the end of the UK government’s planned Halloween budget statement.
We have to wait to see what will happen in the south.
For anyone who doesn’t think this makes perfect sense considering, can you think? Or are you just acting on the instinct you have at the time?
I thought they wanted to fend for themselves and not be ruled by Westminster.
Yes, but we are not independent yet and they control the budget.