The Association of Sanctuaries
"I am sure everyone who works with animals, whether wild, farm, captive, or companion, would say the same thing about fireworks and their effects on animals - they commonly respond with alarm, fear, physiologic stress reactions, and attempts to flee.
Having once been executive director of an organization that ran a companion animal shelter I can testify that we always knew that the days after July 4 would be crowded with people searching for dogs who had escaped their yards in fear of fireworks exploding. Often, of course, the animals were never reunited with their people, having gotten lost, run over, or stolen.
The lights and sounds of a baseball stadium in themselves will be disruptive to all animals in the vicinity. Gratuitously throwing fireworks into the mix would seem tantamount to adding insult to injury."
Ph.D., Executive Director,
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