Put an end to fireworks, for animals’ sake
Stella Sohn and Suzarne Ally van Jaarsveld:
If you are opposed to the discharge of fireworks as a form of entertainment, take action!
The communities in Knysna and Plett are coming together to put an end to fireworks displays and any other form of the discharge of fireworks.
The reason for the petition is to assist us in preventing and bringing to a permanent end the further discharge of fireworks and the authorising and issuing of permits to applicants such as municipalities, restaurants, hotels, event companies and all other entities including private households and holiday accommodation establishments within the Greater Knysna and Bitou municipalities and surrounds.
The self-centred and short-lived joy experienced by humans is horrendously outweighed by the trauma, abuse and fatalities suffered by pets and other animals in the area. Discharge of fireworks also pose a huge risk of fire danger.
It is prohibited to discharge any fireworks in any form in residential areas. Despite laws in place, this kind of practice continues to take place. How can you help?
Kindly add your details in support of this very worthy cause by doing the following:
1. Join our page on Facebook/We support a “Fireworks” FREE South Africa.
2. Email us at (Knysna) nomorebangs@ gmail.com or (Plett) stopfireworks@mweb. co.za, notifying that you are against the discharge of fireworks/displays within the Greater Knysna/Bitou municipalities and surrounds.
You may also contact us – Suzarne (Plett) 082 927 8221 or Stella (Knysna) 083 325 2581 – to sign a petition form.
If we have time to whine and complain about the fireworks, then we have the time to do something about it. Now is the time to take action.
The progress made thus far is that all parties concerned including the SAPS explosives unit have been notified in writing of the communities’ intention to petition. Official petition signing in progress.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Gandhi)