New York residents are concerned about the town of Cheektowaga's regular fireworks displays at Stiglmeier Park, a nature area inhabited by many diverse species of wildlife. Terrified wild animals have reportedly been seen bolting across roads in a panic, and companion animals in nearby residential areas are apparently traumatized during the events. PETA asked officials to find alternative ways to celebrate, but to no apparent avail. Now it's your turn!For animals, the deafening blasts, bright lights, and toxic plumes produced during fireworks displays are more like World War III than any celebration. Bolting deer can be hit by cars or slam through windows of residential homes. Stressed birds flee their roosts and nests, crashing into power lines, buildings, trees, and each other, and those who get caught in or near the blasts can sustain serious injuries or suffer from respiratory distress. Animal families are torn apart, and young wild animals are abandoned by terrified parents. Companion dogs and cats commonly escape yards and homes only to be run over or forever lost. Please politely urge Cheektowaga officials to halt the use of pyrotechnics at Stiglmeier Park. Remind them that there are myriad ways to entertain and celebrate as a community without terrorizing animals. And, please forward this message widely!Please send polite comments to:Mary F. HoltzCheektowaga Town Supervisor 716- email@example.com
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