Update: You can now sign the federal petition directly! Join the BC SPCA in supporting a federal petition to protect animals, people and the environment from their harmful effects.
Halloween has arrived and, in many communities across B.C., you can hear the loud bangs from fireworks being set off through the night. We need to send a clear message to the federal government: fireworks are dangerous.
- Fireworks pose a significant health and welfare risk to pets, farm animals and wildlife. The noise from fireworks can be terrifying. Panicked animals run away and are often seriously injured in their attempts to escape.
- Fireworks are a source of pollution and toxic debris. This can contaminate the soil and water, reduce air quality, and injure or poison animals.
- Fireworks have started wildfires. During wildfire season, fireworks become an added — and unnecessary — pressure on our forests and threat to our communities.
Fireworks are currently regulated by a patchwork approach in provinces and municipalities, which unfortunately has not been effective at addressing these hazards. But you can help! Let’s make this the last Halloween where animals are harmed by fireworks.