Parma Goes Pet-Friendly

Anyone who owns a cat or a dog knows that they freak out when fireworks start going off. Not for nothing days like the 4th of July in the States, or New Year’s Eve in Europe, are the days that more pets go missing than on any other day of the year.

So what has Parma done? They have introduced silent fireworks, and banned the noisy, banging kind.

Who knew that the local government of Parma was so liberal as to be so pet-considerate? Well, good on you Parma. I’d like to take a look at these silent firework shows one day, I’m curious to see what they’re like.



  1. blf says

    When I saw the OP’s title, I presumed it was about “Big Pharma”, as in “Big Phama to stop making evil vaccines by grinding-up live puppies”…

  2. ledasmom says

    I always hated the loud bangs from fireworks as a child. It was like waiting for the pain when you stub your toe; made it hard to fully appreciate the beauty of the display.
    My cats don’t care, probably because they all grew up in a neighborhood on the top of a hill. We get all the thunder in storms. We also have the town fireworks set off close enough to see from our porch, and people around here celebrate the Fourth starting in May. There were firecrackers banging and people shooting off rockets, and our youngest cat was sitting in the window, watching the moths around the lamp.

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