Jeremy Vine viewers clash as dog owners claim fireworks should be banned for traumatising pets | The Sun

JEREMY Vine viewers clashed with each other on social media after a debate about whether fireworks should be banned for pets.

Britain is fondly known as a nation of dog lovers, with many of us going the extra mile to make our four-legged friends part of the family.

But at what point do we draw the line and argue that some things, including fireworks, really are just for people and not for pets?

Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, the official Jeremy Vine account posed that exact question to its followers – but things soon got heated.

Instead of debating as civilised adults, pet owners ended up clashing with each other on Twitter.

Some agreed fireworks should certainly be banned for pets and other's simply disagreed.

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One viewer wrote: "My dog is a shivering wreck under my bed because of fireworks. I agree organised displays for Diwali & Bonfire Night.

"I have a piece of green land just beyond my garden. From October onwards people are letting fireworks off. They terrify some veterans with PTSD too. #JeremyVine."

Another agreeing penned: "#JeremyVine Fireworks should be banned!"

One annoyed user who disagreed responded: "No fireworks season is one of the best times of the year. I feel a bit for animal owners. But I like fireworks more."

Another viewer exclaimed: "Yes fireworks should be banned in residential areas, it's not only animals who suffer, so do veterans keep fireworks for organised displays only #JeremyVine."

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A fourth argued back: "I'm a pet-owner & have always believed fireworks should be banned other than for people in charge of official displays who've been vetted by police, I say this despite the fact that my own dog doesn't bat an eyelid at this time of year, fireworks pose a wider threat."

In the UK, there is currently no explicit law that dictates fireworks should be banned because they traumatise pets.

At present fireworks can be sold from 15 October to 10 November and this can prolong the period when fireworks are let off.

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