Guy Fawkes f**k ups

November 5, 2007 at 9:23 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

There is not a single reason for people to set off thousands of fireworks in one night. Not a single one. In fact, there’s not a single reason to set of a firework ever.

And don’t think of giving me the BS line that Guy Fawkes is a celebration of history. Anyone who sets off fireworks on Guy Fawkes day is a monster; a callous cad; a heartless brute. Because anyone who sets of fireworks has absolutely no feeling towards the thousands of animals who will feel the effects.

We don’t need to read about crackers stuck into a dog’s anus or things tied to their tails to feel sorry for the animals. Yes, those are particularly horrid, extreme cases but even if they just hear the sound dogs can be traumatised. And for that reason alone, it’s inexcusable to set off fireworks.

I know municipalities have banned the stuff in residential areas but, as with most well-meaning-but-useless law in SA, this is rarely policed. I’ve seen animals run into fences and hurt themselves because they’re terrified when they hear and see fireworks. It’s heartbreaking.

So if you plan to yank out your Made in China specials remember somewhere a poor dog is probably dying. Can you live with being a murderer?



  1. madamm said,

    I’m really glad people have (sort of ) given up on exploding fireworks on this day. It’s my dad’s bday today so you can imagine this used to be quite an event…but we’ve all grown up and realised that firecrackers is not good for animals. Unless they belong to a certain Taiwanese family whose critters shit and run all over YOUR house.

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Ha, ha, ha. Have they had any recent mysterious dog disappearances?

  3. madamm said,

    I don’t see the German Shepherds anymore come to think of it.

  4. Toby Hanks said,

    Oh dear…german shepherd pie anyone?

  5. madamm said,


  6. Toby Hanks said,

    I know huh.

  7. madamm said,

    Tasty. I reckon.

  8. Toby Hanks said,

    *feels naar*

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