“Her name was Reyna and she was 13 years old. On the night of the 31st, in a panic, she fell from a balcony Due to the pyrotechnicsat that precise moment a car passed and you know how it ended,” the provincial coordinator of the Animalist Party with the Environment (PACMA) denounced this Tuesday in an Instagram post in Santa Cruz of Tenerife, Christ Gilwho the day before had also denounced the death of leyko after jumping off a third-story balcony terrified by the sounds of firecrackers and New Year’s fireworks.
“Another victim of the fun of a few that prevails over the well-being and health of the rest. This is what pyrotechnics brings. How sad.”
The noise of firecrackers, so common on days like New Year’s Eve, is a nightmare for dogs, who feel them as if they were real bombs. It is not something new, it has been denounced on too many occasions and campaigns have been carried out to collect signatures to prevent the proliferation of fireworks or so that the fireworks have a lower sound impact.
Cristo Gil had denounced the death of another dog last Monday: Leyko, 16 years old. He also did it from his Instagram profile where he wrote: “Yesterday he jumped from a third floor and died.” “He was terrified of fireworks, the one you throw, the one you have fun with. Remember his face when you go to throw a firecracker next time,” he said. “You never know when he’s going to touch you, until he touches you,” he warned.
He also recalled that was the way in which “This poor family began the year, which also got involved with the collection of signatures.”
Last November, PACMA managed to collect some 17,500 signatures to request the regulation of fireworks in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. More than 140 companies, murgas, comparsas, animal protection entities, activists and individuals joined this petition.
“Countless animals die, get sick and go astray from the noise of the firecrackers, and the elderly and highly sensitive people often have to flee or find a way to abstract themselves because the city turns into chaos”explained Gil during the campaign to collect signatures.
Given this action, the mayor José Manuel Bermúdez and the councilor Alfonso Cabello committed themselves to a pyrotechnic display with low sound impact and lasting 15 minutes on December 31. However, in a video that he himself has uploaded to his social networks, it was not enough.
Why do dogs suffer from fireworks?
It is common for these end-of-year dates to make massive use of fireworks, and although there is a debate among those who want to perpetuate the traditions of using fireworks many are those who complain because this seriously affects the health of pets, and animals in general.
Pyrotechnics consists of manufacture and use of fireworks or explosive materialswhose reactions can produce sparks, flames and smoke.
The explosion of firecrackers causes various damages to animals both in urban environments and outside them.
The hearing of many animals is considerably more sensitive than that of humans, so fireworks explosions are not only more disturbing for them, but can more seriously damage their hearing.
Noises caused by fireworks can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (phenomenon consisting of perceiving blows or sounds in the ear that do not come from an external source, that is, hearing noises that do not correspond to any external sound).