Yes it will be hell for dogs, veterans with PTSD, children and parents of children who are injured, not to mention the hell of further poisoning Iowa’s groundwater, if Iowa lawmakers legalize fireworks. Nobody needs fireworks. You can go see a fireworks display on the 4th of July. This will do nothing but degrade the quality of life in Iowa. Contact your senator, write a letter to the editor.
Here is a great sample letter by BFIA’s Dave Bradley. Spread the word!
I sent this to my rep (Sands) and senator (Courtney):
Just heard that there is a bill to legalize fireworks going through the legislature.
I am at a loss to understand why grown ups would legalize these little bits of dynamite that will inflict pain and suffering.
We already have plenty of injuries with fireworks every year. This would only increase it dramatically as it would be putting the state seal of approval on private use of fireworks.
If keeping injuries down, especially to children isn’t important, please think of veterans who have returned from war and are extremely sensitive to the noises and lights of war.
I can only guess there is some group in Iowa looking to make a quick buck off this. Making bucks off the injuries and fear that fireworks cause just doesn’t seem to fit with Iowa’s culture.
Thank you for your time.