The Scottish Government is consulting on the control of fireworks.
We would urge you to respond with your views.
Fireworks can cause severe suffering to animals, and people impacted by trauma.
This isn’t about ruining anybody’s enjoyment. When the negatives are taken into account the free availability of devices is unacceptable.
Scotland for Animals supports;
* A ban on the public sale of fireworks.
* A ban on the discharging of fireworks without a licence.
* Any devices discharged should be of reduced noise type.
* Criteria for any licence should recognise potential impact on animal welfare.
A request should be made for any necessary legislation outwith current powers to be devolved.
Information on the consultation can be found here
You can also submit your views directly to FireworksConsultation@gov.scot
State that your submission is in relation to “A consultation on fireworks in Scotland: Your experiences, your ideas, your views”.
Please ensure that you complete the respondent information questionnaire. Go here and click on “Supporting files” on left hand side of page.
If you have examples of incidents where fireworks have caused pain or distress include details of these in your submission.
Get in touch with us if you want advice or support with making your views known.