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Should fireworks be banned?

Thursday November 2 2017

A PETITION to ban fireworks has gathered over 17,000 signatures.

The petition's creators claims that fireworks can 'cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals'.

The petition calls on the government to: "Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals.

"We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2."

If it reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for a debate in parliament. It follows a similar petition which gained over 160,000 signatures last year.

Do you think fireworks should be banned? Should further restrictions on fireworks be introduced, e.g lower the amount of noise they make or introduce times of year they can be legally set off? Leave your comments below.

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