The Italian town of Collecchio has passed requiring fireworks to be silent in . The new law is to ensure the of dogs and other . The town decided that the welfare of its pets is more than the sound of fireworks . Dogs have sensitive hearing and fireworks cause them to develop called 'acoustic stress'. The sounds and created by fireworks can cause additional health problems for animals. Vets often report of nausea, tremors and increased in animals after a fireworks show.
Awareness of the caused by the sound of fireworks is growing in Europe. Germany banned fireworks near shelters to reduce the trauma experienced by refugees who had just fled war . Fireworks also cause problems for war . The explosions bring back painful of being in areas of conflict and can trigger post-traumatic stress . Not agrees with the idea of silent fireworks. One Italian said: "You need the booms, cracks and . It's an essential part of the fun." He advised pet to keep all windows closed.