Petition to Ban Firecrackers
Animals hate firecrackers, and so do most of our fellow citizens, who prefer to keep themselves and their families safe and at peace.
Every year dozens of people are injured in the firecracker craze, half of them seriously, and property is damaged. Both children and adults can get hurt while irresponsibly and inexpertly handling pyrotechnics, losing fingers or parts of their hands, and suffering face injuries or burns as a result.
Animals are not spared in this New Year's craze either. The explosive sounds produced by the firecrackers terrifies dogs, cats, birds and other domestic animals along with urban pets by inflicting fear and causing trauma. What's more, those that find themselves near the explosion can suffer various injuries. Besides this risk of direct injury, the high-level noise can also harm their sense of hearing, which is extremely sensitive, and cause mental shock or cardiac arrest. In a panic attack, many animals run out of their courtyards and get lost, trying to protect themselves from the explosive noise.
Therefore, the proposed modification of the Law on Explosive Substances would diminish noise and prevent numerous injuries to both humans and animals. The use of firecrackers and other explosive substances of type II and type III should also be prohibited between December 27 and January 1. The arrival of the New Year would continue to be celebrated by public fireworks and pyrotechnics of type I as these would hardly diminish the level of entertainment and would greatly improve the safety of people and animals and also lessen the overall noise.