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Fireworks: Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 195626, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to protect animals from the effects of fireworks.

Answered on

30 November 2018

The Government encourages users of fireworks to follow safety guidance, including keeping pets safe. We also advise users to be considerate of neighbours by giving plenty of notice.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards’ recent firework safety campaign, delivered with partners including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents reached over a million consumers.

Further guidance on how to avoid or reduce stress to animals from fireworks has been published by animal charities, including Blue Cross, and can be accessed from gov.uk.

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