Petitioning Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

BAN THE SALE OF FIREWORKS TO THE PUBLIC AND HAVE ONLY ORGANISED FIREWORK DISPLAYS = ANIMALS FIRST

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I am part of Lost and Found pets in Bristol/South Glos, we are concerned again at this time of year, that not only during the run up to bonfire night, but also the weeks thereafter, that fireworks will be randomly let off at all times of the day and night, without a single thought for those of us with pets at home, as well as those out in the wild, that are absolutely terrified of the very loud fireworks that the public are doing. No thought for what the animals are feeling, surely we should be putting the animals first and preventing them from this noise abuse? We have no right to make them feel so scared, its not okay for humans to be scared and it is certainly not ok for animals.

At this time of year, even with people who do take great care to ensure their pets safety while outside, whether for a walk or simply let out in their own garden, we will have many more cases of dogs loose running scared around the streets, so scared of the fireworks that they are putting themselves in danger of the roads.

We have had 3 dogs hit by cars in the last week, 2 were fatal. This will be a more regular occurance over the coming weeks.

some links

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2811765/Richard-Dawkins-launches-rant-line-dogs-scared-fireworks-set-year-round.html

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2012-11-08/dogs-ripped-out-claws-in-fear-of-fireworks/

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/owner-of-pet-cat-horrifically-injured-by-fireworks-claims-garfield-was-targeted-1-6901276

human affects....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11189955/Watch-Fire-crew-under-attack-from-fireworks-in-Leeds-street.html#ooid=ZyZXFjcTpwoZWhQKPJYvoo2cK0DcqFR4

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