Ban the use of fireworks

A fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. They often find the loud, unpredictable noise and bright displays of light truly frightening. Even a seemingly confident dog can tremble and drool at the unfamiliar.  Guy Fawkes is celebrated by lighting fireworks but fireworks are strictly controlled through City by-laws (what a joke)  "A fine of up to R10 000 will be imposed on those found guilty of breaking the law. If they get caught, they will be charged for contravention of the by-laws," says the emergency management services' Nana Radebe. (another joke) According to City by-laws, fireworks are allowed on specific days, at specific times:

    • New Year's Eve from 11pm to 1am;

    • New Year's Day from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Lag b'omer from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Chinese New Year from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Human Rights Day from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Freedom Day from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Diwali from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Guy Fawkes Day from 7pm to 10pm;

    • Christmas Eve from 7pm to 10pm; and

    • Day of Goodwill from 7pm to 10pm.

 This is the definition of FIREWORKS - A device consisting of a combination of explosives and combustibles, set off to generate colored lights, smoke, and noise for amusement.  

If you would like to see FIREWORKS banned forever, jump on board and please sign this petition.


Dear Madam, with your assistance we would like to BAN FIREWORKS forever.  

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