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    Hi all



    Is it just me or do other people think that people with fireworks are also from hell?!!







    the loud bangs grate on my nerves as well as setting all the dogs in the neighourhood off.....bang bang woof woof



    you think that we have to put up with enough noise in our lives without three months of kids trying to blow each other up as well!!



    (sorry I have just tried to get my disturbed dog to go for a tinkle with little success!)



    (guy fawkes)



    P&L



    Beth

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    Beth...If I had my way fireworks would be BANNED!!

    My poor dogs don't even like strong winds that whistle round the house!! last nite during the storm they whined for hours and would not settle.

    Organised bonfires are the only ones that should be legal but even then, fireworks are such dangerous things I really think that Nov 5th should be abolished!
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    Even if there is a rip in your teddy bear, his love will never fall out.

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    • #3
      Indie,



      I can't agree more!



      Whoosh bangs are all very nice if you like that sort of thing but do we really need to celabrate a failed attempt at blowing up parliment!?





      I was reading in the paper today about some of the cruelty that goes along with fireworks.... a cat with one tied to it's tail and a dog that was thrown one as a stick.....needless to say both animals are now deceased





      fire works are an all year round menance.



      P&L



      Beth

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      • #4
        It makes you wonder where the kids get their cash from to buy the beastly things?



        And where have all the fire work code adverts gone?

        When I was younger (hobbling with zimmer frame) there were adverts on the tv and Blue Peter always used to harp on about it.



        "The department of trade and industry stated that people injured by fire works increased by more than 40% last year to the highest level since 1995 with 1,362 injuries recorded"

        (Letter page of Metro Newspaper 28th October 2002)



        That to me is a frightening figure.

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        • #5
          Sheesh! Don't get me started on the subject of fireworks...I really am beginning to sound like a Victor Meldrew on this one I can tell you!!!



          It's about time, Fireworks were sold *only* in specialised stores, not in every local shop on the corner and the large supermarkets. There should be a *minimum* age limit of 21 IMO.



          In our area, we have been hearing the darn things since about August, and I'm sure this will go on into early next year at least.



          IMO: Fireworks should be banned and/or restricted to properly organised, professional displays only - not being hurled around by every young person in the street (which certainly happens, judging by the horror stories you read and see about every year around this time about animals and people getting seriously hurt).



          I just signed this (when searching about the general fireworks law), you may want to sign/see it at:



          Online Fireworks Petition and Information



          Matthew



          /end of rant......!

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          • #6
            Just watched some of pet rescue and they recommend you turn up your TV or radio to muffle the noise of the fireworks so your pets won't get so freaked!



            Perhaps we should all try that to drown out the NFH!!!!

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            • #7


              Well after weeks and weeks of fireworks, only to have them continue every day after 5th I thought by today would be 'normal' hah!! Fat chance.



              Tonite around 6pm a neighbour across the way from us lit a bonfire and had his firework display!! Can you belive that?? Kids screaming in the garden etc. When the first rockets went off my dogs were eating and the back door was open.....well they nearly choked and fled into the lounge, knocking over a small coffee table in their desperation.



              I got my coat on (never one to hold back!!) and went to the house, knocked on the door. The mother opened it, and I asked (politely!) if they realised the date was 11th and how upsetting this was for the local pets who had had weeks of this.....



              As you can imagine I got told to go away, but not in those words exactly!!

              The world has gone mad...........
              http://www.nfh.org.uk/images/board_i...die_avatar.jpg



              Even if there is a rip in your teddy bear, his love will never fall out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Indie@Nov 12 2002, 02:27 AM



                Well after weeks and weeks of fireworks, only to have them continue every day after 5th I thought by today would be 'normal' *hah!! *Fat chance.



                Tonite around 6pm a neighbour across the way from us lit a bonfire and had his firework display!! *Can you belive that?? *Kids screaming in the garden etc. *When the first rockets went off my dogs were eating and the back door was open.....well they nearly choked and fled into the lounge, knocking over a small coffee table in their desperation.



                I got my coat on (never one to hold back!!) and went to the house, knocked on the door. *The mother opened it, and I asked (politely!) if they realised the date was 11th and how upsetting this was for the local pets who had had weeks of this.....



                As you can imagine I got told to go away, but not in those words exactly!!

                The world has gone mad...........
                Hi Indie,



                I hope your dogs are OK - bless 'em, it's hard enough for animals to understand and live with just one night of this kind of noise, etc. Let alone, when it goes on and on and on...........I'm rapidly changing my mind to thinking we should have a TOTAL ban on this kind of thing.....it's safer for everyone anyway really. I mean, after all, most Fireworks contain gunpowder for goodness sake!



                Very inconsiderate and rude of them. They could have had the decency to just warn the local neighbours what they were doing, takes a few minutes and a little fore-warning shows consideration and respect and would go a long way to impressing people.



                Sheesh..........but obviously they have no consideration or respect, says it all really doesn't it.........?



                Matthew

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                • #9
                  Poor Bunny!



                  Friday 15th November 21:30 hrs





                  Fireworks still going off....

                  Have had to shush my dog several times as she upsets me, my senile cat and possibly the neighbours





                  Do not want to become NFH

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                  • #10
                    Know what you mean! Although I have to admit that I've been hearing less of them (thankfully!) over the last few days where we are.................... Unless of course, I'm just getting used to it and don't hear them anymore?!



                    Having said that the odd bang at 2am isn't impressive! Especially when it makes the dog bark!!



                    Ban them totally as far as I'm concerned now!



                    Matthew

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                    • #11
                      Wednesday11th November 2002



                      BBC Ceefax Yorks & Lincs.





                      "FIREWORKS:

                      A telephone kiosk in Edlington, South Yorkshire has been blown apart by fireworks.

                      A house and a car nearby, were hit by flying debris.

                      Police are appealing for witnesses."





                      Lucky no one was hurt. I had also heard that this is happening in Leeds!







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                      • #12
                        Blimey, firework shrapnel?!!!!!!!!



                        Whatever next!!!



                        Matthew

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                        • #13
                          Our local evening paper has just started a campaign to reduce these nusance fireworks by banning their sale from newsagents etc and to get them licensed under the explosives law!! I have signed the 'thingy' they put in the paper and sent it back, and I hope virtually every other reader has too.



                          How did we ever get into this situation anyway? Celebrating a failure??

                          It's beyond me!
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                          Even if there is a rip in your teddy bear, his love will never fall out.

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                          • #14
                            It seems the firework thing got out of hand after the millenium!



                            down hill since then I am afraid.

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                            • #15
                              There is a petition here that you can sign:



                              http://www.ethical-business.com/petitions.....asp?pet_id=170





                              Misty
                              "Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

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