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

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From: ASPCA News Email Alert ( [email protected] )
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.

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 residential area.
"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 [email protected]

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