ASDA Is Now Selling Quiet Fireworks To Keep Pets Safe On Bonfire Night
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While there's no denying fireworks night is one of our favourite times of the year, it's hardly a secret that the noise and flashing lights can be pretty terrifying for animals.
Recently, the RSPCA called for stronger restrictions on fireworks, warning: "Around 40 percent of dogs are fearful of loud noises such as fireworks, which alone means thousands of animals are affected by unplanned and random fireworks each year."
And following the urging for more regulations from animal charities and pet owners, supermarkets have now started selling low noise fireworks in a bid to eliminate animals' distress.
ASDA was one of the first high street supermarkets to reveal its plans last week, launching a special range of fireworks that don't have any screeches or bangs.
The box of rainbow fireworks contains 12 different low noise products, meaning you can put on a whole mini firework display without worrying about causing any disruption to animals or neighbours.
They will be available in 500 select ASDA stores across the UK from now until New Year, and are selling for £10.
While this means they'll likely be in your local branch, the budget supermarket advises checking with your local store for availability before heading there to make the purchase.
ASDA isn't the only supermarket to offer fireworks of the low noise variety.
Morrisons is also stocking low noise fireworks in its stores too.
Offering Sparkling Gem Low Noise Fountain four pack for £6 and a Twinkle Low Noise Fountain two pack for £15, there's plenty of animal friendly products available across the majority of their 430 stores over Bonfire night and the festive season.
Plus, Tesco has jumped on board as well, offering low noise fireworks in all Extra and Superstores across the UK.
The Fantasia Rock pack (£6 or three for £15) and the Box of Tricks selection box (£6 or three for £15) are both under 100 decibels, making them a far cry from the legal noise limit of 120 decibels, but a little way from a silent option.
Confirming the move, the supermarket said: "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."
Hey Sally, thanks! We won't be selling fireworks in any of our stores this year. Hope this helps! Daniel
- Sainsbury's (@sainsburys) October 15, 2019
Following the announcement, people begun calling for other supermarkets to follow suit.
"Congratulations to @sainsburys on joining the ban of fireworks! A bold move that other stores need to follow. *Organised display fireworks only!*," one person wrote.
While another added: "Well done @sainsburys. I dread this time of year for Our poor wildlife, animals & also dogs on the streets!! Let's hope the great action of Sainsbury's will catch on around other stores!"
A third agreed: "@sainsburys Well done for the total ban on selling fireworks! We have two out of three dogs who are absolutely petrified when they hear them even in the distance. I hope other stores will follow your example!"
When contacted by Tyla to discuss the campaigning, the stores mentioned above told us about their low noise alternatives, while Aldi instead claimed that they understood the importance of protecting animals, and pledged to "include reminders that pets should be kept safe indoors".
Morrisons and Lidl are still yet to respond.