Ban On All Fireworks In Residential Areas
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We, request the City of Joburg to ban all fireworks in residential areas and the sale of fireworks by commercial concerns in residential areas.
We, the residents of Greymont and other residents in City of Joburg add our voices to all other Residents Associations, Community Police Forums and other interested parties in the City of Joburg, to jointly request the banning of fireworks in all residential areas.
We the residents of Johannesburg request that the City of Joburg amend their laws regulating fireworks and to implement the following:
- No fireworks in residential areas for any reasons and on no days or times whatsoever other than the events approved by the City.
- To severely restrict the retail selling of fireworks to any individual by a commercial concern without an approved and valid permit. To supply fireworks only to business concerns for public events held in stipulated areas determined by the City of Joburg.
The main reason for this proposal is to highlight the cruelty that people, pets, wild birds and other animals experience as a result of the sound of fireworks.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
We recognise the need of people to celebrate with fireworks but request that this is done away from residential areas and propose that these regulated and approved events be held in stadiums so as to minimise the trauma caused as a result of fireworks.
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