Michigan fireworks law does untold damage to the environment, wildlife,
pets and our personal right to quiet and safety in our own homes.
July 7th and numerous times, between late June through September, I
have been jolted out of bed by neighbors setting off extremely loud
fireworks – the kind used in public displays.
had to rearrange my life to accommodate my neighbors “fun.” This
includes getting my dog up to the house and into a closet at night
before the fireworks start, which is always a guess. Then waking him up
after midnight to pee because he was too scared to pee on the way to the
I have had to remain up till after midnight on
evenings when I was not feeling well or just needed to sleep because I
work long hours. I have heard others say that their children are scared
awake in the middle of the night from neighbors fireworks.
with PTSD call the 4th of July “a day from hell.” Deer are reported to
have miscarriages from fear after explosions and I can’t imagine the
pain of birds or bats with sensitive hearing, not to mention the toxic
heavy metal smoke from the fireworks that they are forced to breathe
which can cause digestive disorders, cancer and asthma attacks...