Blue Cross respond to Sainsbury’s ban of fireworks

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17th October 2019

Please see the statement from Blue Cross on the Sainsbury’s ban of fireworks

Becky Thwaites Head of Public Affairs at National pet charity Blue Cross said: “It’s great news that Sainsbury’s has taken the decision not to sell fireworks this year and we would urge others to follow suit as this time of year can be particularly stressful and painful for pets.

“Animals have no idea what the loud bangs and flashes are and can become very stressed and anxious. They also have really acute hearing so high-pitched noises, bangs and whistles can cause actual pain in their ears.

“Blue Cross would like to see further restrictions around the sale of fireworks, limiting them to licensed, public occasions and organised events only. The charity also recommends that local authorities should take the location of public displays in to consideration when granting them a licence and require that they are well publicised in the surrounding area.”