The Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Animal Rights proposes amendments to the Law on the Protection of Animal Rights. The government intends to prohibit individuals from using fireworks.
On January 23, the Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Animal Rights started working on a proposal to legally ban individuals from using fireworks and firecrackers. This proposal aims to prevent animals from experiencing unnecessary suffering due to the widespread use of pyrotechnics.
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Say goodbye to fireworks
On X, the chairwoman of the Civic Coalition, Katarzyna Piekarska, announced the work of a team comprising 32 MPs and one senator. The majority of MPs are politicians from the ruling coalition, i.e. Civic Coalition (Polish: Koalicja Obywatelska), the Left (Polish: Lewica) and the Third Way (Polish: Trzecia Droga), including Adam Gomola, Lukasz Litewka, and Klaudia Jachira. Marek Suski from the opposing Law and Justice party is an exception.
The team is currently drafting an amendment to the Law on the Protection of Animal Rights, which aims to prohibit the use of fireworks by individuals. Once the draft amendments are ready, they will be presented to the Sejm for approval. Fireworks are a significant threat to the safety and well-being of animals, including domestic pets, free-living birds, and other wildlife.
Thousands of animals die every year due to heart attacks triggered by the loud noise and bright lights of fireworks. Moreover, fireworks emit harmful substances into the atmosphere and can cause serious injuries. According to a report by radio.bialystok.pl, nearly 700 fires were caused by fireworks across the country on New Year's Eve in 2023, resulting in two deaths and 14 injuries, as State Fire Service spokesman Karol Kierzkowski reported.