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  1. dshague

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  2. GJH

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    I notice it names New Year’s Eve as one of the "traditional" nights for fireworks. I can't recall any widespread use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve before the Millennium. Does 15 years count as traditional?
     
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    I respect you post and have signed it as requested because we love animals, but as I have posted before on this forum about these petitions they will never ever reach debate in Parliament phase because it needs 100,000 signatures and people are just not interested.
     
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    35k+ already. 10k more than the pension petition. says it all really.:(
     
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    The gov has spoken.......minds already made up..

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    Government responded
    We are aware that fireworks can cause distress to animals. Restrictions on the general public’s use of fireworks, and permitted noise levels, already exist and we have no plans to extend them.
     
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    They're not going to ban your neighbour from letting off a few whizz-bangs at the bottom of their garden.

    Take dogs for an early walk, seal off cat flaps ideally with moggy on the inside. :)

    Close all windows and curtains, turn the radio or TV on and REMAIN CALM! Dogs in particular pick up very quickly from any nervousness in their owner.

    Fireworks are no different to a thunderstorm and I don't think a petition to control thunderstorms would get very far. :)

    I'm not trying to be negative but the onus is on the owner to take measures to protect their animals.
     
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    Signed, personally I'd ban them 365 days a year...:devil:
     
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    Fireworks going off left right and centre at the moment.

    Jack the russell is bouncing off the kitchen door to be let out.
    Daisy the doodle couldnt care less.
     
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    Two Labradors here watching what is going on fortunately not bothered truly living up to their gun dog status.
     
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    It is November fifth :LOL:.!

    But I do agree that sales & use of fireworks should be restricted - oh they are ;).
    Recall the days of kids letting off penny bangers in the street?

    I'd be happy to restrict Christmas to the fortnight before Christmas day and the sale of Easter Eggs to a couple of weeks before - but then I'm a grumpy ol' git :rolleyes:.
     
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    I'd ban them completely, & Christmas ? No, I can't agree with that ,it should be restricted to the 1 day that we get here & then get yerselves back to work.:)
     
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    id have fireworks every night
     
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    Ours don't get bothered by fireworks noise, they are used to bangs from living on army camps, our old girl a rescue was scared of the smell and whizzy sounds, we think she had them thrown at her in past and wouldn't step outside if she even got a whiff in the air, yet she was never bothered by gunfire on the ranges. You can't ban fireworks there are now a lot of restrictions in place to control them. Some dogs will always have problems with them, but using sedatives and plug ins help, for the older or abused dogs it's preparation in advance, for new puppies it's exposure at the correct age to bangs etc same as other stuff like walking sticks and hats, training a pup includes exposure to a whole host of stuff and a lot of owners don't do it.
    I feel for the poor dogs that can't cope but its improved a lot in recent years with restrictions and trying to ban/ further restrict what a lot see as fun nights isn't the way.

    Lin :)
     
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    signed and shared on FB
     
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    Signed.

    I see no reason why they should be sold to anyone who wants them. If you want to see them go to an organised display.
     
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    3832600 keep on going
     
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    I'm another not for signing. Fireworks were around and being let off before you got your dog cat or budgie. It is up to you to make sure the animal is safeand cared for which includes dealing with fireworks thunderstorms and backfiring motor vehicles.

    Our pup is restless right now and wanting to go outside every 2 minutes but otherwise is following our lead and ignoring the noises.
     
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    The trouble is that fireworks are now more available than they used to be and they are noisier too ... we've got them going off round us in all directions!

    We have one dog that is terrified of them (and thunderstorms, bangs etc) due to being scared badly on a ferry, before then she never batted an eyelid ... no amount of comforting, ignoring, putting on music to mask the noise helps ... we've tried sedatives etc in the past but she just fights them and is very strong willed (she's a Patterdale ... think Jack Russell on steroids!). She's currently in her bed under the coffee table panting away with her tongue lolling ... we just wish it would start to rain heavily and then the fireworks would ruddy stop!
     
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    We've got one that really doesn't like them and one that apparently thinks he can fight them.
     
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    Maximum Aurelius our cat hasn't batted an eyelid at the fire work show going on next door (y)
     
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