Retailers have sat up and listened to noise complaints when it comes to fireworks nights. ASDA has launched an exclusive range of fireworks that don’t have any screeches or bangs – peace while maintaining the same viewing pleasure.
There’s no denying fireworks nights are one of our favorite times of the year. But it’s hardly a secret that the flashing lights and loud noise can be pretty terrifying for animals, especially for our beloved four-legged friends.
Recently, the RSPCA called for stronger restrictions on fireworks, warning:
“Around 40 percent of dogs are fearful of loud noises such as fireworks. It means thousands of animals are affected by unplanned and random fireworks each year.”
Following the urge for strict regulations from animal charities and pet owners, retailers have now started selling low noise fireworks to eliminate animals’ distress.
ASDA was one of the first high street supermarkets to implement the new policy in its stores, launching a unique range of fireworks that don’t produce screeches or bangs.
The box of TNT Rainbow Low Noise Selection Box Fireworks contains 12 different low noise bangers (without the bang).
This means you can put on a whole display without worrying about causing any disruption to animals or your neighbors.
The fireworks are available around 500 ASDA select stores and are selling as low as under £20 ($25).
ASDA isn’t the only supermarket to offer fireworks of the low noise variety. Morrisons is also stocking low noise fireworks in its stores.
Tesco has jumped on board as well, offering low noise fireworks in all Extra and Superstores across the UK.
While some retailers have gone down the low noise route, Sainsbury’s took things a step further. It is banning fireworks altogether in all its 2,300 stores in the interest of animals.
Confirming the move, the supermarket recently announced:
“Fireworks are no longer available in our stores, but customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light up spinning wands.”
A spokesman for the Dogs Trust praised the new move, saying:
“Although they can look beautiful, fireworks can be very distressing for dogs when let off unexpectedly, and because they are so easily accessible all-year-round, dog owners are on tenterhooks as to when their beloved pooch will next be frightened.”
“A survey found over half of the British public think fireworks should be limited to public displays only.”
“To reduce the distress caused to dogs we would like their use restricted to licensed public displays at certain times of the year or organized events, which are well-publicized. This will enable owners to take steps to prepare their dogs ahead of any fireworks events. Good for the dogs and good for firework fans.”