PETA to 11 Arches: Swap Fireworks for Laser Lights

PETA to 11 Arches: Swap Fireworks for Laser Lights

Bishop Auckland – After hearing that 11 Arches is planning to hold the UK’s largest pyromusical fireworks display next month, PETA rushed a letter to the company’s CEO, Anne-Isabelle Daulon, urging her to swap to a spectacular and stress-free laser light show.

“By having a laser light show instead of using fireworks, you’d be able to deliver all the flash without the fracas of conventional displays while being considerate to all your guests and local wildlife,” writes

In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – notes that following conventional fireworks displays, animal rescue centres often see an increase in the number of lost dogs, many of whom panic and break loose from leads or jump over fences or even through glass windows in an attempt to get away from the terrifying sounds. Loud displays also scare wild animals, such as deer, causing them to flee onto roads, where they are at risk of being struck and killed by vehicles and endanger drivers. And the stress isn’t limited to animals: noise-sensitive children, elderly people, veterans, and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can also find the noise of the explosives disturbing.

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