House of Commons
RSPCA report on Fireworks
EDM #59
Tabled 24 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House welcomes the RSPCA report Bang Out Of Order which investigates the distress caused to pets by fireworks; is concerned that 62 percent of dogs, 54 percent of cats and 55 percent of horses show signs of distress as a result of the use of fireworks which means thousands of animals are affected by unplanned and random fireworks each year; supports the recommendations of the report to limit public sales of fireworks closer to the agreed traditional dates, the reduction of the maximum noise levels, the licensing of all public displays, the conduct of further research on the impact of fireworks on animals; and urges the Government to review existing legislation in line with these proposals in order to protect animals across the UK.