With Halloween and Bonfire Night fast approaching and the nights drawing in, it’s that time when we start to hear the unmistakable sound of fireworks.
We’re weeks away from Bonfire Night, and while some people love the sights and sounds of a firework display, others absolutely dread this time of year.
The loud bangs can cause distress to animals, the elderly and kids, turning what is meant to be a celebration into a stressful experience.
Please note #asda #morrisons #Tesco #waitrose— Sally Woolf (@Sallymcb) October 15, 2019
Sainsburys aren’t selling fireworks in any stores this year as it causes so much stress in pets, wildlife & kids. Please think about doing the same. #Diwali2019 doesn’t have 2b celebrate with fireworks, it’s a festival of light! https://t.co/LjYMMsNAc4
If you’re not a fan of them, you’ll be pleased to hear Sainsbury’s has confirmed it will not be selling fireworks in any of its stores this year.
A woman on Twitter asked the supermarket if they would be selling them. She wrote:
@sainsburys Have to say well done & thank you. Been informed local branch #Stanmore won’t b selling fireworks this year due 2 the distress it causes our pets & wildlife. Any other stores doing this? Can’t thank you enough as my dog is beside herself with fear at these times.
Hey Sally, thanks! We won't be selling fireworks in any of our stores this year. Hope this helps! Daniel— Sainsbury's (@sainsburys) October 15, 2019
Sainsbury’s responded, saying: "Hey Sally, thanks! We won't be selling fireworks in any of our stores this year. Hope this helps!"
People were quick to congratulate the supermarket on the move, with Keith saying ‘I think fireworks should be banned full stop’.
I think fireworks should be banned from general sale full stop! Not only what you have wrote @Sallymcb but there are soldiers that suffer PTSD and kids that use them as weapons or to terrorise people. Fireworks should only be used in a controlled environment at displays.
— emma ralley 🇬🇧 (@emmajane72) October 17, 2019
Yas!! 🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼 THANK YOU SAINSBURYS!!
— Roscky (@RoscoPGreyhound) October 16, 2019
That’s great!!!! If only other stores would be brave enough to follow @sainsburys lead
— Racy Wallace (@RacyWallace) October 16, 2019
What do you think? Are you glad to see fireworks banned or are Sainsbury’s ruining Bonfire Night?