This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Ban public sale of fireworks
The aim of this petition is to stop public sale of fireworks due to animal stress and to make sure organised displays are well posted in advance so animal lovers can get ready!
Firework displays and celebrations bring confusion, anxiety and fear into the lives of animals, causing many to run away from their homes in an effort to escape the frightening detonations.
Fireworks are not animal-friendly. Invariably, when communities celebrate with fireworks, animal rescue are overwhelmed by the "fallout," which manifests in an increased number of stray animals and reports of injuries and trauma to animals. Those animals who are reunited with their families must consider themselves fortunate. Many injured or terrorized animals run away from their homes to escape the traumatizing detonations of fireworks. Some are hit by cars and injured or killed, some are maimed for life, while others are never recovered alive.
This petition closed early because of a General Election