This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Use Silent Fireworks by way of respecting animals & cutting down noise pollution

The sound of fireworks can be distressing to animals.

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The explosion that happens when a firework is set off can cause animals to have a number of health/fear reactions & can also lead to “acoustic stress” as most animals’ ears are much more sensitive than humans.

Sometimes the loud foreign noise makes them run frantically away which sometimes results in them being hit by a car or lost.

In Italy they have introduced legislation whereby people have to use Silent Fireworks as a way of respecting the animals and reducing the stress it causes them.

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