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Fireworks are not animal-friendly. Invariably, when communities celebrate with fireworks, local shelters and other animal aid organizations 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.
Dear President Jacob Zuma and Helen Zille,
Please could you put this in action for our animals are scared and confused when fireworks are being used in residentail areas. The animals get injured and sometimes killed because of this. Ban Fireworks from every shop in South Africa and arrange a designated place for people to go to go watch fireworks displays.