Do we really need illegal fireworks for the 4th?
July 4th !!
Yes, let’s celebrate- but do you really need to light up the sky with illegal Fireworks!
Here’s a view from a couple of neighbors who would greatly appreciate removing illegal fireworks from our neighborhood.
Typically, it starts at the beginning of June when a random firework is shot off. Dogs across the neighborhood start barking. I know you think you’re celebrating our American freedom, but it’s loud obnoxious, and detrimental to our hearing, our pets, and our veterans.
What if you thought about the dog owners who are trying to keep their beloved furry family members calm and not run away out of fear. Pets are traumatized and fearful to go outside, because of the sonic booms and lights terrorizing the skies. So afraid, they cannot go outside to potty. We’ve heard from neighbors that our neighborhood is like walking through a war zone it’s not only scary for a fur family members it is terrifying for small children, when their homes are shaking from the sonic booms, and family members suffering from PTSD.
In addition, the pollution from the fireworks, where are lawns and streets are littered with debris. The toxicity (metal alloys)from the fireworks leaks into the soil and water shed. Please Treat our homes and each other with respect!
During these unprecedented times of crazy unrest, let’s be a little more compassionate to one another.
Last year it took days to remove the firework debris from our yard as we filled a bucket of toxic exploded fireworks and we feared our dogs would still find the poisonous and dangerous debris. Weeks later firework debris was still falling out of our trees and from our roof.
2020 has been a difficult year, to say the least and it would be wonderful to see those who have traditionally purchased fireworks, use their hard earned money spent on improving West Seattle. Perhaps donate to your favorite non-profit or a veteran’s organization, to recognize and appreciate those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Celebrating our freedom by recognizing those who made it all possible.
Happy Fourth of July! Let’s do this peacefully and respectfully.
Your Neighbor in Arbor Heights
Move. Give your dogs a sedative. Earplugs.