With most states banning firecrackers, less people on the roads and lowest pollution ever seen, this is going to be the safest Diwali for pets and stray animals
Well, Diwali is almost here and many people are still brooding over the fact that most of the state governments across the country, except Maharashtra, have already banned firecrackers this Diwali for good. It might sound strange but a global pandemic can be credited for putting things in perspective. Things that didn’t change before changed in fear of a virus.
Anyway, this Diwali, things will be different than they ever were like in the case of all other festivals this year. At least for pets and stray animals they surely will.
You must be aware that bursting of firecrackers cause anxiety in animals, make them cower in fear and in some cases, panic beyond limit. The loud sound of firecrackers force them to hide under beds, tables and such lonely corners that cut down on sound. The situation gets worse for strays as they are open to the assault of sound, light and some idiots hurling crackers at them just for fun. Some of them hide under vehicles and are sometimes hurt as they fail to hear the vehicle starting and moving owing to the sound of the crackers. It is almost like a war like situation for stray dogs and cats.
Having said that, it is going to be the best Diwali celebrations ever for pets. Let us shee why.
No loud and deafening sounds of the bursting of crackers
You must be aware that bursting of cause animals to get anxious, cower in fear and even panic to great extents. The loud sound of firecrackers force them to hide under beds, tables and such lonely corners that cut down on the sound.
No visual fear induced by flashes caused by fancy Diwalicrackers
The flashes cause by fancy crackers can be scary for even people who are a little sensitive, are not keeping well or simply don’t like being subjected to such visuals. With animals the issue magnifies by a huge number and may cause visual distress.
No threat to strays by people hurling firecrackers at them
Thankfully, a ban of firecrackers will also mean a stop to the savage and sick behaviour of people who like to celebrate Diwali by hurling crackers at street dogs and cats.
No air pollution this Diwali for the animals and humans on a whole
Well, no crackers means no pollutions this Diwali for both animals and humans. It will be needles to mention that pollution affects both in is harmful in every way.
Also Read: How to celebrate Diwali safely amid covid-19
No gunpowder poisoning for animals on the streets
During and after Diwali, many street animals end up eating food and sweet leftovers or prasad left on the streets. These end up getting mixed with firecracker residue. Such eatables have traces of gunpowder, charcoal and sulphur and can cause upset stomachs and even poisoning.
So you see, this Diwali will be the first time ever in decades that our pets and strays will feel safe and sound. This could be the hint that we all have been waiting for. Why not make it a habit?
Let’s not depend on a pandemic to force us to do what is right! Celebrate Diwali for the reason it should be celebrated for and not for show off!
Last Updated on November 13, 2020 by lp@admin