Letter: Ban fireworks for the animals' sake
SIR – Another Bonfire Night has come around too soon!
I was at home and made sure my two cats were in. On hearing the first bang of a firework, my boy cat came running from my bedroom and my girl cat in the lounge, happily curled up on a cold day, also ran to hide behind and under my sofa.
I tried to reassure but they are intelligent animals and hide to protect themselves.
Please, can a ban be put on fireworks? The pretty sparkly fireworks are good enough for children. The bangs sound like a war. It will soon be Remembrance Sunday and poppies are placed around. Who needs to hear these large bangs?
It is so frightening to my two cats. I keep them in because of this awful night! How do the elderly, who have fought in and lived through wars, feel to hear these too-loud bangs?
Have respect for veterans and the local wild animals and horses, cows and donkeys on the Forest, and domestic pets!
Don't let 5th November be a date to dread! Sparklers are adequate for children.
Miss C. Bedford,