Fireworks | Letters | July 15
July 14, 2011 · 3:52 PM
Fewer explosions on 4th would be best for pets
David and Ellen Sugarman’s letter concerning the dire effect of fireworks on pets, horses, cattle and wild animals is sadly true.
A neighbor told me that on the evening of July 4 she and her children watched as a massive number of ducks hovered together far from shore, too frightened to move in any direction. Her children immediately stopped lighting fireworks. Nice kids and a good lesson.
It’s been a long and happy tradition having and giving a blast along the beach where I live and I’ve been one of its biggest and happiest participants. Foremost though, it’s been a wonderful neighborhood celebration between great neighbors and friends.
But now that we are a city and our population has soared, so has the accumulative effect of fireworks. So I quit. Not one more rocket (unless I win the lottery) will be ejected from this yard. Is there a 12-step program?
Actually, all I have to do is picture one less animal frightened out of its mind, beginning with my own dear dog and best friend Tula.