The season highlights how inconsiderate some people are; placing their own interests above those of the rest of the community despite the great costs imposed.
You might be surprised to learn how damaging these things are. ACC reports over twelve thousand injuries costing nearly five million dollars are caused annually by this scourge. Worse, people are being killed. In a tragic case in 2013, a 31-year-old Auckland woman was killed, and earlier this year a 7-year-old boy suffered severe facial injuries.
Many complain of being kept awake at night by the noise. Children, when not being injured are often scared and horses in particular can be frightened.
It is incomprehensible that although so many people find these damnable things to be frightening, dangerous and noisy, the Government does nothing about them. Just last week I was walking through a park and saw evidence of inconsiderate and irresponsible people who failed to clean up their mess, leaving a trail of disgusting debris everywhere.
Let’s not forget the emergency services who are called out day and night dealing with complaints about the noise, dealing with damage and tragically sometimes taking young children to hospital.
There is no doubt people who use these things enjoy them but the cost imposed on the rest of society is just not acceptable. Children are being injured. Children. The most vulnerable in our society, those most needing our protection, are being damaged and yet we do nothing.
But enough about the problem of dogs. Let’s talk about fireworks, something I care about as I import and sell them.
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