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Tonight is Bonfire Night in the UK, or Guy Fawkes Night, or it's simply Fireworks season because that's what it's become in recent years (so Mum tells me.) This silly season begins in September and lasts until well after New Year's Eve with fireworks going off at all hours (yeah, even daytime.)
It never used to be this way.
Mum says in the olden days (when she was a kid in the 70s and 80s) people celebrated Guy Fawkes Night on 5th November. Maybe they had less money to spend back then, so couldn't afford to buy so many fireworks. People, especially youngsters, were less spoilt then and it was also more fun to have something to look forward to. But in these days of instant gratification no one has the patience to wait for anything anymore.
The point is fireworks can be lethal and let's not forget the distress they cause to pets, other animals and wildlife.
Why are there not any stricter laws in place? Why don't they only allow shops to sell fireworks just a day or two before Bonfire Night? They should be banned and kept for public displays only. But it's all about MONEY isn't it?
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PLEASE STAY SAFE FRIENDS!
As a UK blog this post is written from a British perspective but we're wondering...
IS IT THE SAME FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS and FOLLOWERS?
Are tougher laws in place for the sale and use of fireworks in your country? I know Caturday Art is supposed to be a fun post but it's good to have discussions every now and then, isn't it?
Further reading (info can apply to all pets)
KEEPING CATS SAFE ON BONFIRE NIGHT
HOW TO KEEP CATS SAFE DURING BONFIRE NIGHT
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