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Fireworks Parliament petition

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Linda Weasel, Nov 5, 2018.


  1. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums Senior

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    image.png Just got this on my fb page. I haven't got the tech know how to post a link but perhaps somebody could do it for me please?
     
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    Sacremist Mum to 2 cats and a dog

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    Signed.
     
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    Done just hope it get's some where
     
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    Signed it yesterday n forwarded it to every animal friend I had, hopefully if we all forward it we can help bring it to attention!
     
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    I'd like to see that in the US. Never going to happen here though.
     
  8. Calvine

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    It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause any unnecessary suffering to any captive or domestic animal. Fireworks must not be set off near livestock or horses in fields, or close to buildings that house livestock. The offence carries a fine of up to £20,000 and/or a prison term of up to six months.2 Nov 2017

    I never heard of anyone being fined £22k or jailed for letting off fireworks near a field of horses.
     
  9. MilleD

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    I think mentioning kids being sold them undermines this completely. It's already against the law, it doesn't need a petition to parliament for that.

    I think the wording is wrong too. The people that set them off don't think they are doing it 'unnecessarily'. Could have been worded far better.

    And the trouble is, people will still get their hands on them, but I assume just with less regulation (H&S etc) so more people could get hurt.

    Really not sure how I feel about this one.
     
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  10. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums Senior

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    Wish the first line wasn't so ridiculous - 'Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily'. They're a necessity where and when exactly?
     
  12. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums Senior

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    Yes you're right.
    But at least someone is trying and I would support that.
     
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    Signed, thank you for posting the link.
     
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    havoc PetForums VIP

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    But the law exists, as it does over not selling to children. It's also possible to prosecute under general public order legislation. There's little point calling for yet more laws just to not bother enforcing them.
     
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    I signed, my poor boy has been terrified for the last 4 nights
     
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  17. Burrowzig

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    There is a petition like this most years. Parliament has made it clear on previous occasions that they have no intention of changing the legislation on fireworks (very little of which is enforced anyway). They like the VAT that sales to the public bring in.
     
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    I doubt it brings in much revenue. This year my dog has been bothered by three large public displays near us - all on different nights of course. There have been a few fireworks in gardens around us but they're not nearly as loud and are over quickly enough.
     
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    Signed...........
     
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    If we keep sending petitions every year then at some point they will have to take notice. Even if they just bring in some legislation to curb the noise, it would be a great help for many pet owners who have to cope with trying to calm pets who are scared by all the ridiculously lound pops and bangs.
     
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