The fear Mollie feels when the bangs happen. She doesn’t rationalise it, she’s just scared. So are many domestic and farm animals.
Now, actually I quite like looking at fireworks but I really deplore the unlicensed way they are sold. Too many people are injured each year, quite apart from the issue of animal fear.
I’m a liberal and I’m not keen on more rules but I do think fireworks should be licensed. My idea is that you can set off fireworks but you have to have a plan, get permission from the council, advise neighbours if you get permission and enable people to plan for this stressful time. This would also help with keeping people safe as they’d have to include safety plans.
The campaign starts now.