Silent Fireworks

I just read this on the internet, what a brilliant idea! Perhaps some of the events held here in the UK could use Setti Fireworks when the noise created by standard fireworks isn’t needed.

A town in Italy will be using silent fireworks as a way of respecting animals.

The explosion that happens when a firework is set off can cause animals to have heart problems, nausea, tremors, debilitating fears…. It can also lead to “acoustic stress” as most animals’ ears are much more sensitive than humans.

Animals are confused as to where the loud foreign noise is coming from making them start to run frantically away. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in them being hit by a car or lost. Other animals may be too close to the explosion and receive burns or eye damage, or for the hens, they have a lower production in eggs.

The town of Collecchio in the province of Parma in Italy are doing something about it. The local government has introduced new legislation whereby people have to use silent fireworks as a way of respecting the animals and reducing the stress it causes them.

The company, Setti Fireworks makes these fireworks which include a spectacular light show but with no deafening sound to go with it. They design their fireworks to fit the venue and event that they will be used for.