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Stop Fireworks
A Project of the Ohio Animal Defense League
A campaign to
stop fireworks from traumatizing animals

About Our Campaign

Sample Letter Requesting Support

Stop Fireworks!
A project of the Ohio Animal Defense League

Dear Humane Colleague:

City of Eastlake, Ohio recently announced plans to build a new professional baseball stadium that will house a new minor league baseball team for the Cleveland Indians franchise.  Other local teams will play in the new stadium, and it will also be used for other events as well.

Our concern is that the stadium will be built in a densely populated residential area. Most residents in this area have companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits to name a few.  Wildlife inhabit this area as well.  Some species known to be in this area include deer, opossums, raccoons, bats, bald eagles, skunks, foxes, owls, falcons and many other species of birds.

Our organization is upset by this plan, because of the fact that the stadium will be used almost daily for several months out of the year and will include the use of professional high-grade explosive fireworks.  Explosive fireworks cause animals immense fear and stress.  Many animals, especially dogs are terrified of these noises, and many break free, or jump fences to try and escape the terror.  Once these dogs break free, they are prone to being hit by cars and being killed.  The proposed stadium sits next to 2 major highways and several major roads.

We are asking that your organization please write a statement, on letterhead stationery against the use of fireworks at the stadium and mail it back to us.  Your statement can be as long or short as you want it to be.  If possible, please include the number of members/supporters your group has in the body of your statement. Or you may simply fill out the enclosed petition and mail it back to us.  Please do not directly contact the city officials at this time.  We want to gather statements from as many groups as possible, and then present them to our mayor (who is very unconcerned) and the media at a strategic point in the future.

Some of the organizations that have already endorsed our campaign include: Alley Cat Allies, American Feline Society, American Humane Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Animal Protection Institute, Animal Welfare Institute, Association of Sanctuaries, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Concern for Helping Animals In Israel, Culture and Animals Foundation, Earth Action Network, Earth Island Institute, Farm Sanctuary, Greyhound Protection League, House Rabbit Society, Humane Farming Association, Humane Society of the United States, In Defense of Animals, International Wildlife Coalition, Jane Goodall Institute, Last Chance for Animals, National Cat Protection Association, National Humane Education Society, North Shore Animal League America, Pet Sitters International, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Shelters That Adopt & Rescue Ferrets, Traditional Cat Association, United Animal Nations, Vegan Outreach, Vegetarians International Voice for Animals, World Society for the Protection of Animals and many others.  Please add your voice to theirs.

For more information, please review the enclosed materials.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.  Contacting us by email is best for us, as our very small budget precludes us from making long distance phone calls.

Thank you for your help!


David P. Sickles, President
Ohio Animal Defense League
Post Office Box 5832
Eastlake OH 44095-0832
Email: [email protected]

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