Tuesday, April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

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Letter: Keep fireworks in their place


I thought I would give piece of mind and take a chip off my shoulder regarding the retraction on the ban for fireworks. I agree with the response made, “No reason for fireworks do-over,” and “County officials ignore complaints” (Our Readers’ Views, Feb. 5). I agree with both letters 100 percent.

I have lived in Clark County for nearly 55 years. I have enjoyed owning dogs during that entire time. None of my six hunting and well-trained gun dogs ever welcomed the terrifying noise and explosions that come with the fireworks. They all run for cover and hide in a corner. This is cruelty to all animals, cats, dogs, horses, livestock, birds and even raccoons.

I do enjoy fireworks and love the explosions and sparkle that they bring to the celebration. However, I think sacrifices needed to be made for the sake of our furry and feathered friends. I think fireworks can be enjoyed having professional firework shows throughout the community. Allow us to have designated areas so we can enjoy our fireworks and keep our animals safe.

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