Fireworks may be beautiful to us,
but they traumatize animals.
No cruelty is justifiable.
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A Project of the Ohio Animal Defense League
A campaign to
stop fireworks from traumatizing animals
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Declaration of Concern and Support
No Fireworks at Greater Cleveland's New Baseball Stadium
species of animals are terrified by fireworks. The lights, noise, and
smell of fireworks can panic even the calmest of companion animals who
often run from it and become disoriented. When this happens, many animals
are lost, placing a heavy burden on animal control resources. Shelters
report a rise in the number of lost companion animals after fireworks
displays. In fact, fireworks cause a greater influx of runaway and lost
companion animals than any other source.
Animals are also killed when they run amuck on roads, incidentally
endangering human life as well. The stadium is to be sited in a densely
populated residential area, where many companion animals are kept.
Fireworks harm wildlife too. Waterfowl become entangled in remnants of
fireworks that land in waterways and ponds. Fish ingest the debris and
die, sometimes causing the deaths of scavenging animals that eat them.
Deer and other wildlife become frenzied during displays. After fireworks,
wildlife rehabilitators experience an increase in orphaned birds,
squirrels, raccoons and other small mammals. Even birds and butterflies
are at direct risk of becoming disoriented, injured, and killed.
There are alternative and equally awe-inspiring forms of entertainment,
such as laser light shows. Festive and beautiful, such spectacles avoid
the noise, air pollution and frightening bursts of light typical of
For these reasons, we join with the Ohio Animal Defense League in calling
on the Eastlake, Ohio city officials to prohibit fireworks at greater
Cleveland's new baseball stadium. Disallowing fireworks will make it a
venue that provides enjoyment and entertainment to all, without causing
terror to some.
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