Successive governments, including the current Labour Government led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, have refused to heed the growing calls from animal lovers to ban the private sales of fireworks.
That’s a real shame. Let’s face it, a lot has been said about the Prime Minister because she chose to become a mother while acting as PM.
Here’s Zoe, one of Izzy’s friends, all rugged up for Guy Fawkes. She’s in a thundershirt, with ear muffs, and music and still nervous and anxious. There are lots of similar photos and videos of stressed out animals on Facebook this week.
Now I wonder if Jacinda would like it if one of these stressed out dogs was her baby, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford? Not a nice thought, is it? I wouldn’t wish it on the Prime Minister’s baby. Maybe she and her Government shouldn’t wish it on ours.
Maybe what will get action from this government is to remind them that all fireworks are single use and disposable. Just like the plastic bags that they and their coalition partners banned earlier this year. These fireworks are filling up our landfills, too. What’s the deal, Green Party?
I’m not going to apologise if this post is a lot more ‘in your face’ than most of my posts. I’m entirely sick of the inaction. Are you?
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand