This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Limit the ignition of fireworks to public displays on specific days only.

Fireworks lit by responsible organisers at public events usually run smoothly and are a joy to watch, both at Guys Fawkes, new year and other similar events. However, for a fortnight either side of 5th November, the lighting of fireworks has become a social menace for some - pets and adults alike.

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Pets become enormously distressed by the constant, unpredictable explosions.

Humans can suffer from stress if the noise pollution is excessive and covers unsocial hours or many days.

And there is the risk of malicious use, where they are intentionally used as missiles. Or incidents where lighting of fireworks leads to injury or even death, or damage to property.

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