Hundreds signal petition to ban sale of fireworks to normal public

Thousands sign petition to ban sale of fireworks to general public

Hundreds of Staffordshire residents have signed a petition calling for the sale of fireworks to most people to be banned. As of 4.40pm on November Four the petition, which is on Parliament’s web site, has been signed by greater than 185,000 folks throughout the nation. These embrace 497 folks within the Stoke-on-Trent North parliamentary constituency, 336 in Stoke-on-Trent Central and 472 in Stoke-on-Trent South. It has additionally been signed 348 folks in Newcastle Borough, 322 within the Staffordshire Moorlands, 279 in Stone and 351 in Stafford. Throughout the border in Cheshire it has been signed by 463 folks in Crewe and Nantwich and 264 in Congleton. The petition has been arrange by Elizabeth Jane Harden.

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  The petition states:  “Yearly increasingly folks, animals and wildlife get damage by fireworks. It’s time one thing was carried out to cease this. There are sufficient organised firework teams round for us to nonetheless get pleasure from fireworks safely so please assist me cease the pointless sale of them to the general public. “The noise from fireworks causes a large amount of concern, stress and anxiousness in wild animals. “Errant fireworks also can trigger environmental injury although fires, and from the discharge of toxic chemical substances and particle-laden smoke, which isn’t simply inhaled by wildlife, however contaminates the pure setting.” Since greater than 100,000 folks have signed the petition it should now be thought of. Sainsbury’s, a significant grocery store chain, have already introduced they won’t promote fireworks this 12 months. Learn Extra
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  A survey of 1,584 folks by YouGov, printed right now, suggests 54 per cent of individuals consider the sale of fireworks to most people needs to be banned, with 35 per cent opposing a ban and 11 per cent saying they do not know. The survey mentioned males have been extra doubtless then ladies to object to a ban – with 42 per cent of the lads who took half opposing any ban – in contrast with 29 per cent of girls. The petition may be learn right here.
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