TTSPCA disheartened; wants total ban on fireworks

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TTSPCA disheartened; wants total ban on fireworks

Sita Kuruvilla, chairman of Council of the T&T Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TTSPCA) is once again calling for a total ban on fireworks.

In a GML interview, Kuruvilla pointed to a report in 2017, which was done by the animal welfare NGOs and the Veterinary Association on the adverse health effects of fireworks.

The report recommended among other things, the need for greater regulation of use by the public and greater enforcement of the provisions of the Summary Offences Act, Chapter 11.02 that prohibits the use of fireworks in and outside of towns.

She said she was disappointed that they haven’t been implemented and it was disheartening.

Kuruvilla said it was always worse at Christmas time for animals.