Applaud Town for Ban on Fireworks That Cause Anxiety in Animals

Target: Paolo Bianchi, Mayor of Collecchio, Italy

Goal: Praise town government for banning the use of noise-producing fireworks.

The bright lights and loud noises produced by fireworks can be anxiety-inducing for many animals, including cats and dogs. Because of the distress these displays can cause, one Italian town has decided to act compassionately and ban all explosive fireworks within town limits. This seemingly simple act will likely reduce stress in pets and livestock, which may result in fewer vet visitations, and is therefore worthy of our praise.

While all animals can experience distress during a fireworks display, dogs are particularly vulnerable due to their sensitive hearing. In extreme cases, dogs have been known to injure themselves as they desperately attempt to flee or hide from the noise. This can raise the risk of these animals running away from home and becoming lost, or even getting hit by cars.

This town-wide ban on fireworks is one that will greatly benefit animals, without causing any negative impact on Collecchio’s human residents. It is hopeful that this local government’s move may inspire other communities worldwide to enact similar laws. Sign the petition below to thank the mayor of Collecchio for his town’s decision to ease animal stress and suffering by banning these unnecessary and noisy displays.


Dear Mayor Bianchi,

I am writing to express my support for your town’s decision to ban noise-producing fireworks in favor of available silent alternatives. Even though many people may enjoy marking their celebrations with loud, explosive fireworks, the stress it can cause in pets cannot be ignored. Over time, prolonged periods of stress can result in chronic illness in animals and dangerous panic attacks.

Your ban on explosive fireworks will provide much-needed comfort for pets and their owners during important holidays when such devices are most commonly used. We thank you for banning this unnecessary source of distress, and hope you will continue to promote the use of silent light-based displays. We also hope that this move will inspire other communities to follow in your example.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    This is so nice. Thank You and Bless you.

  2. Thats awesome and its about time animals are being treated with respect :).hopefully they will make a place way out of town for the town to still enjoy fireworks

  3. Carole Hay says:

    I agree battered women should be able to keep their innocent pets with them because the abuser WILL ATTACK AND KILL THE PETS in their ANGER OR HATE

  4. A great idea & hopefully more places will do the same. Fireworks can be very scary for our animals & small children. It is not fair to them at all. There should be one huge protected place that this can happen safely away from harm of anyone getting hurt, burning of property & safely done by someone who is knowledgeable of fireworks.


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