Fireworks Displays on Independence Day, do we need changes?

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    Deb Welchposted 6 years ago
    They claim animals are 'freaking out' from the noise of fireworks, running away, and trembling, etc.  Accidents happen from these explosives as well.  Do you think Musical Light Shows on large screens along with a Fair or Field Day could replace a Fireworks Display?

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    Cagsilposted 6 years ago


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    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Gotta agree with Cagsil - nope.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    What are you thinking???  This idea of yours will never happen.  Nope.  Fireworks mean big business in my community because school organizations, churches, veterans, and other worthwhile organizations make their money through the sales.  And responsible pet owners know how take care of their animals when there are fireworks going on.  Accidents happen because most people are careless.  I have a relative who is missing three fingers because he stuck firecrackers in a pipe, lit the fuses, and the pipe exploded in his hand.

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      Deb Welchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      With the drought in many states - Fireworks were banned due to more fires being started - for an alternative there should be other options.  I read that during the fireworks in Niagara Falls, NY - a dog got scared and ran away - they could not find him.  The other day he was rescued in the Rapids of the Niagara River, luckily.  I have read many more bad stories concerning fireworks.  Fireworks are not big business for us here - they cost a small fortune to put them on and it is a Free Event.  If - they had a Fair or Field Day as well - money could be made.  Nonetheless - many accidents have happened throughout the years.  This year I only saw a few explosions that I had never seen before - whopee!  We had at least 20,000 show up for the display -  detours going home - walls of people walked in front of traffic and the cars could not move.  I am sorry Cags, wilderness and Arlene that you are not for a new approach in entertainment for the USA's Birthday of Freedom.  I guess the whole idea of blowing off fireworks - making bombing noises for a peaceful, joyful and pretty sight in the air is that we are not in a war zone in this country.  There is plenty of war in others places though and it is not peacetime at all.


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