spca: ban all fireworks

2008-01-03 00:00

THE NSPCA has called on the government to place an outright ban on fireworks, labelling the preoccupation with associated loud bangs as “anti-social behaviour”.

“Like a war zone” was the expression being used countrywide as SPCAs battle with the aftermath of the frenzy of loud bangs.

Maureen Vida of the Msunduzi SPCA said there were an abnormally high number of dogs at the SPCA since New Year’s Eve.

Vida appealed to people to come look for their missing pets at the SPCA.

The NSPCA has requested an outright ban of fireworks.

In a statement from Christine Kuch of NSPCA, the body said there is no question that the explosive devices being detonated on New Year’s Eve were not within the accepted definition of fireworks and that the trend towards bigger and louder fireworks is extremely worrying.

“We ask, where is the sense in loud bangs being set off for hours before and hours after midnight? This is not celebrating. It is anti-social behaviour,” she said.


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