Ban Recreational Firework Use Across Great Britain.

Ban Recreational Firework Use Across Great Britain.

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Oliver Cutting started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

Fireworks cause extreme distress to animals, elderly people and certain people with some psychological/ mental illnesses. Dogs in particular are especially vulnerable with the noise from a firework explosion being known to cause extreme psychological distress, anxiety/panic attacks, breathing difficultly and even, on rare occasions, to be a contributing factor in a dogs death. 

With this petition the aim is very simple, to ban fireworks from being used recreationally and to limit public displays to NYE, Diwali, The Chinese New Year and Guy Fawkes Night respectively. 

By restricting the purchase and use of fireworks by the general public, and banning household displays nationally, it will drastically decrease the stress caused to people and animals who have to endure the torment for weeks at a time. Also I suggest encouraging secluded local venues to hold events on such nights for public displays, which in turn would lower the need for household displays.

Whilst the current law states that fireworks cannot be set off between the hours of 11pm and 7am (apart from on certain occasions such as NYE), pets, the elderly, and even some vulnerable people with certain mental illnesses will be directly at risk of psychological harm. These current minor restrictions simply enable the miss-use of fireworks and allow this awful distress to occur for much longer than it should. Household displays simply bring the stress closer to home and the noise can be heard much clearer and louder. When a city has hundreds of these happening throughout certain days and weeks of the year, it creates a very lengthy period of anxiety that some people and pets cannot cope with. Additionally, the firework industry in the UK was less than 100m in 2015, which shows how little of an impact the industry has on our economy. 

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