Rejected petition Ban the use of Loud Fireworks, only allow quiet ones.

Pets, such as dogs are terrified of fireworks being lit off, the noise is really sensitive to their ears and they hear it 10x louder than we do, when they hear it they panic, they’re out of breathe, they’re hiding and they don’t know what to do.

We should definitely move to have quiet fireworks instead of loud fireworks, it’s not fair on our animals!

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.

The Fireworks Act 2003 grants the UK Secretary of State powers to control the use of fireworks in England and Wales. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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