We had the traditional"Night of appeasing the Gods of Niter" here last evening. There are several hillbillycompounds that dont give a **** about war veterans that are really traumatized by fireworks, and livestock that go absolutely nuts.
Its hard to explain to a cow why these salutes are important. Weve, a few years ago, had several cows tear down a fence and escape during a thunderstorm so, last night, we put all the animals we could into the barn. We put the cows and the donkey in an area and we kept the barn lights blazing dor a few more hours till the assholes get the pyrotechny bug out of their systems till Labor Day. (We seem to have a local tradition of fireworks on LAbor Day as well)
The "Major" is an old guy who served in Korea and lives over on Mt Pleasant Rd and every year his kids come and stay with him so he doesnt freak at the fireworks. This year they came and took him with them to the Jersey Shore. (Down there they enforce the local ordinances and state law about class A and B fireworks).
Being concerned about animals is jut proper stewardship over these creature in our care, and being concerned about humans who fear fireworks is simple humanity. We do both around here, Im sure jc isnt posting on a bias for only animals and Im sure you dont mean to sound totally unconcerned about animals.