Fireworks may be banned in the UK due to harm to pets
In the UK, fireworks may be banned because of their negative impact on pets and the environment.
The petition with the corresponding request collected 200 thousand signatures in a week with the necessary 100 thousand. The government will be forced to consider this petition of citizens.
Of the pet owners surveyed, 73% report that their pets are afraid of fireworks. Mostly they are scared by the loud noise and bright light that accompanies the fireworks. In addition, fireworks and firecrackers harm the environment and wildlife. People themselves suffer from them. Since 2010, 20 people have died in the UK from fireworks. Another 10 were seriously injured.
The annual cost of salutes and firecrackers is 12 million pounds. In this industry, there are 200 permanent jobs and 3,000 seasonal. From this we can conclude that the ban on fireworks will not cause a serious blow to the country's economy.