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Animal rights charity PETA has asked UK city councils to consider banning ‘fireworks altogether or allow only silent fireworks’.
If these areas were to agree, they would follow in the footsteps of Collecchio, a town in Italy that shifted to silent fireworks in order to reduce anxiety in animals.
In a letter written by Campaigns Strategist Luke Steele, PETA asked city councils – including Leeds, Bristol, and Manchester – to consider ‘using only silent fireworks in order to create a stress-free environment
for the city’s animal and human residents’.
PETA’s letter says: “Richer in colour effects and visual choreography than conventional displays,
silent fireworks offer a peaceful celebration for noise-sensitive children,
elderly people, and individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.”
This new ban would require a £100 special use permit for the silent fireworks.