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US News Sainsbury's to stop selling fireworks in all 2,300 stores

00:16  18 october  2019
00:16  18 october  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Sainsbury ' s is to stop selling fireworks following widespread concern for pets and the elderly. The supermarket says it will carry no fireworks in any of its 2 , 300 We won’t be selling fireworks in any of our stores this year. Hope this helps!' Ms Woolf then tagged other stores to urge them to follow suit.

SAINSBURY ’ S has confirmed it won’t be selling fireworks this year in a move that’s been praised by shoppers. Pet owners are calling the decision the "best news ever" after the “Been informed local branch Stanmore won't be selling fireworks this year due to the distress it causes our pets and wildlife.

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Sainsbury’s has announced it will no longer be selling fireworks in any of its 2,300 stores - prompting a call for other big chains to follow suit.

The supermarket chain’s decision comes after the majority of people in Scotland showed their support for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public due to safety concerns.

Sainsbury’s told i in a statement: “Fireworks are no longer available in our stores but customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light up spinning wands.”

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More than 16,000 people responded to a Scottish Government consultation on fireworks amid growing concerns about them being used irresponsibly and recklessly.

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Safety concerns

Almost nine in 10 people (87 per cent) said they would support an outright ban on the sale of fireworks. More than nine in 10 (94 per cent) people said they want to see tighter controls on the sale of fireworks, while 92 per cent feel there should be tighter controls on how fireworks can be used.

Concerns raised included fireworks being used in inappropriate places such as back gardens, or being used as "weapons" against the emergency services.

Sainsbury's will stop selling fireworks across all stores  (Photo: Matthew Lloyd/getty Images/Sainsbury's)

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The consultation also found 93 per cent of people want to see stronger regulations to ensure animals are not caused unnecessary suffering as a result of the misuse of fireworks.

Stress and anxiety for animals

Concerns over the impact of fireworks on those with post-traumatic stress disorder and autism were also highlighted.

Scottish SPCA head of education and policy Gilly Mendes Ferreira, told i's sister paper The Scotsman: "We're pleased so many members of the public have voiced their opinion and cited animal welfare as one of the reasons to restrict the public sale and use of fireworks.

"For years we have supported tighter restrictions on public use due to the stress and anxiety that can be caused to animals.”

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People have taken to social media to express their support for the decision from Sainsbury’s - calling for other supermarkets to do the same.

Animal charities have also welcomed the move ahead of Bonfire Night, which they described as the "most distressing occasion for pets during the year".

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Why it’s time to ban fireworks – Kevan Christie .
To Bonfire Night and news has reached me of a cunning plot by a supermarket giant, who shall remain nameless, to finally rid the nation of the great firework menace. The move by Sainsbury’s to ban the explosive devices in all 2,300 of their stores has been met with outpourings of joy, not seen since the Queen’s Silver Jubilee of 1977 which came with a limited edition coin.Members of the wider horse-and-hound-owning community up and down this great land have been cracking open the Pomagne in celebration as realisation dawns that someone has finally thrown them a bone.

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