I support ban on fireworks

Daily Echo: I support ban on fireworks I support ban on fireworks

I DO not know Jacqui Broadbridge, but I concur totally with her remarks (Letters, January 4) which encapsulate all that I feel about the continuance of the thunderous firework barrage.

They do cause immense problems for animals, and our dog has suffered extreme distress for many years, which means we have had to spend money in an attempt to alleviate it.

I would not now give my custom to a business that advocates year round sales of fireworks and would support a campaign to ban it

B C LOWMAN, Address supplied.

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9:03pm Thu 9 Jan 14

geoff51 says...

HAving watch my spaniel spend most evenings from mid October to New year climbing the walls in panic at the sound of fireworks every evening I fully support attempts to ban the sale of fireworks to the public.
At least with organised displays you have the times and dates to avoid and keep your pets safe.
Why high explosives are available to the public beats me you could be arrested for taking explosives into certain areas like airports so why is OK to have them on sale in shops where the public are in close proximity.
It always seems to me that the amount and loudness are in inverse proportion to the earned income in the house, so who is paying for these expensive luxuries, us the taxpayer!
HAving watch my spaniel spend most evenings from mid October to New year climbing the walls in panic at the sound of fireworks every evening I fully support attempts to ban the sale of fireworks to the public. At least with organised displays you have the times and dates to avoid and keep your pets safe. Why high explosives are available to the public beats me you could be arrested for taking explosives into certain areas like airports so why is OK to have them on sale in shops where the public are in close proximity. It always seems to me that the amount and loudness are in inverse proportion to the earned income in the house, so who is paying for these expensive luxuries, us the taxpayer! geoff51
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11:03pm Thu 9 Jan 14

SFC-Matt says...

Get a life
Get a life SFC-Matt
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7:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

geoff51 says...

SFC-Matt wrote:
Get a life
My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment
[quote][p][bold]SFC-Matt[/bold] wrote: Get a life[/p][/quote]My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment geoff51
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2:16am Sun 12 Jan 14

SFC-Matt says...

geoff51 wrote:
SFC-Matt wrote: Get a life
My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment
I don't deal with fantasised statistics like "half the population".
What right minded person would put the happiness of a dog over the happiness of families and children.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC-Matt[/bold] wrote: Get a life[/p][/quote]My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment[/p][/quote]I don't deal with fantasised statistics like "half the population". What right minded person would put the happiness of a dog over the happiness of families and children. SFC-Matt
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3:30pm Sun 12 Jan 14

geoff51 says...

SFC-Matt wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
SFC-Matt wrote: Get a life
My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment
I don't deal with fantasised statistics like "half the population".
What right minded person would put the happiness of a dog over the happiness of families and children.
Because someone who respects animals and is upset by seeing them suffer needlessly will have respect for the rest of the population and will not put their needs above the wishes of others.
In these days of austerity the amount of money spent on fireworks is nothing short of criminal especially if benefits are used to pay for them.
Fireworks are high explosives and should never be in the hands of amateurs and can be used to create the fear of terrorist activity in the wrong place.
[quote][p][bold]SFC-Matt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC-Matt[/bold] wrote: Get a life[/p][/quote]My life must be better than yours as I don't feel the need to upset half the population for my own sad entertainment[/p][/quote]I don't deal with fantasised statistics like "half the population". What right minded person would put the happiness of a dog over the happiness of families and children.[/p][/quote]Because someone who respects animals and is upset by seeing them suffer needlessly will have respect for the rest of the population and will not put their needs above the wishes of others. In these days of austerity the amount of money spent on fireworks is nothing short of criminal especially if benefits are used to pay for them. Fireworks are high explosives and should never be in the hands of amateurs and can be used to create the fear of terrorist activity in the wrong place. geoff51
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8:18pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

What happens if there is a thunderstorm?
What happens if there is a thunderstorm? bigfella777
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9:57pm Mon 13 Jan 14

geoff51 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
What happens if there is a thunderstorm?
Thunderstorms are a natural occurrence an cannot be controlled unlike the pyromaniacs and their fireworks!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What happens if there is a thunderstorm?[/p][/quote]Thunderstorms are a natural occurrence an cannot be controlled unlike the pyromaniacs and their fireworks! geoff51
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