Animals are severely injured in their panic to escape the noise and often run through glass windows, become impaled on palisade fencing or become the victims of motor vehicle accidents. We’ve seen chained dogs hang themselves when they try to scale the wall into a neighboring garden and dogs with horrendous injuries after “fetching” fireworks that have been lit and tossed.
Some individuals find it amusing to attach crackers to animals or even to throw them directly at them. Historically, the effects of New Year’s Eve Celebrations will still be felt in the days and weeks to follow and we generally experience as much as a 38% increase in the admission of stray animals during this time.
We say ENOUGH! We say there is no entertainment worth the suffering of an animal and we ask you to join us in petitioning The Honourable Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille to end the public use of fireworks before the 31st of December 2017!
In order to do this, we require the signatures of as many individuals as possible!
Please take 2 minutes of your time to spare animals a great deal of suffering this Old Year’s Eve.