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
From: ASPCA News
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Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:15 AM
Welcome to ASPCA News Alert, a weekly e-mail newsletter from The American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS: YOUR ENDORSEMENT NEEDED ON PETITION TO BAN
FIREWORKS FROM OHIO STADIUM
A new professional baseball stadium that will host a minor league team for
the Cleveland Indians franchise, as well as various other events, is
slated to open in Eastlake, OH, in Spring 2003. Many of these events will
include the use of professional high-grade explosive fireworks--not so
good news for the companion animals who live in this densely populated
"Many animals, especially dogs, are terrified of these noises, and many
break free or jump fences to try and escape the terror. The explosives
also release poisonous chemicals and particle-laden smoke, posing a
significant hazard to wildlife living nearby," states David P. Sickles of
the Ohio Animal Defense League (OADL), which has started a petition to ban
the use of fireworks in the stadium.
Among the organizations to endorse the petition are the National Humane
Education Society, Massachusetts SPCA, In Defense of Animals and the ASPCA.
"We know that fireworks have a very detrimental effect on all animals,"
says Dr. Larry M. Hawk, ASPCA President and CEO. "The animals are
sensitive to the loud noises, the smell of the explosives, and even the
effects the fireworks have on humans."
Because the preparation of the petition is in its final stages, OADL is
asking for the support of all animal-related and environmental groups and
individual veterinarians who haven't already added their names to it.
Interested groups, send a SASE to OADL Petition, PO Box 5832, Eastlake, OH
44095-0832 for a copy; you'll be asked to sign and return it as soon as
possible. For more information, please contact
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