We assume that noise is an inevitable part of many activities, but it doesn’t have to be. Excite Travel writes about the town of Collecchio, in the province of Parma, Italy, where the local government has “introduced new legislation forcing citizens to use silent fireworks as a way of respecting the animals” by reducing the stress caused by noise from conventional fireworks.
Pet owners know that the sound of fireworks really disturbs their pets. It’s only noise, the effect on pets can’t be that bad, right? Wrong. As Excite Travel writes:
The explosions caused by fireworks have been known to give some domestic pets heart problems, nausea, tremors, debilitating fears and light-headedness. We all know that animals have far more sensitive hearing so you won’t be surprised to read that firework displays can leave pets with “acoustic stress”.
Kudos to the town of Collecchio for showing that there are ways to enjoy traditional activities without the burden of unnecessary noise.