Ban the public sale of fireworks to protect animals, children and people with a phobia!

Ban the public sale of fireworks to protect animals, children and people with a phobia!

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Tom Hughes started this petition to Tesco and

Hi,

I am starting this petition as recently there have been fireworks going off every night around my area (Hazel Grove). Every person I have spoken to about this has said how ridiculous they think it is.

Fireworks should not be sold to the public and should only be used at organised events during bonfire night and new year.

Sainsbury's has become the first major supermarket to stop selling fireworks at its 2,300 stores across the UK.

A petition last year calling for a ban, which gained 307,897 signatures, said that fireworks "injure thousands of people every year" and "cause damage to buildings, vehicles, [and] emergency vehicles".

In response, the government said it "takes the issue of safety of fireworks very seriously. Legislation is in place to control their sale, use and misuse. We have no plans to change legislation".

Pet-owners welcomed Sainsbury's decision with many tweeting that other supermarkets should follow suit.

One healthcare professional said on Twitter: "Just came here to say a huge thank you and praise to Sainsbury's for the decision to not sell fireworks this year. It is not just the animals who suffer but anyone who is unwell or has a condition like autism."

Scottish National Party MP Alison Thewliss tweeted: "Really pleased to see Sainsbury's have taken the responsible decision to stop selling fireworks. I hope other retailers follow suit."

A recent consultation in Scotland over the sale of fireworks to the public found that there was support for tougher controls on the selling and use of the products. Of the 16,000 people who responded, 94% wanted tighter controls on the sale of fireworks and 87% supported an outright ban on the sale of fireworks.

Tesco, Asda, Morrisons & Aldi need to follow suit.

2020 - Tesco is selling Low, Med & High volume fireworks.

2020 - Asda is selling Low, Med & High volume fireworks.

2020 - Morrisons is selling Low, Med & High volume fireworks.

2020 - Aldi is selling Low, Med & High volume fireworks.

The Medium and High volume fireworks can be terrifying for animals.

If not a complete ban i believe only Low volume fireworks should be sold to the public.

For events like bonfire night and new years day, fair enough loud fireworks can be used in a safe environment at an organised event. Not  every day between halloween and new year in peoples back gardens.

Please sign this petition if you agree.

 

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