As I listend to the 'weeeeeeeeeeeeee" and POP!!, BANG!! & "Screeeeeeeeeecccccchhhhhh' of the fireworks - I realized how it is for us- In Canada & America they are sounds associated with JOY. Fireworks = celebration! Party, food, fun with family & friends! YeeeeeeHawwwwww.
Suddenly one of my CLOSE neighbours let of a POP!! & Poppy flew off the sofa - under the chair at the same time 'DAISY (big baby) & Scruffy FLEW up an onto my lap!! lol
I then realized the girls were not enjoying it as much as I was and how frightening the sounds must be for them so we went in - Bird too was trembling in his cage, when normally he's still flying around the room.
It hit me then... these sounds we associate with Joy - Please forgive me Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mexico, Somalia... (and others) my ignorance astounds me sometimes- these noises 'we' associate with Joy- you must only associate with death. So many innocent people live under constant destruction, bombs and screeching across the night sky. They don't have hot dogs & burgers, no sparklers or kids in *bouncy tents.. they hardly have clean water to drink. America is responsible for much of the destruction, drones, bombing of innocence - look at Vietnam.
When you enjoy your fire works tonight stop & listen.
Try to imagine for only a minute istening to those familiar sounds under different circumstances. The screams not from fireworks but from mothers who lose their babies.
Would you want to stay in these countries? Wouldn't you want the chance at a better life?
At a LIFE??
No more fireworks for me, I'm done. A waste of money and they hurt wildlife too - Birds especially - do you know birds drop out of the sky due to shockwaves, hundreds at a time, I WAS thrilled to READ WE are stopping - YEAH Canada!
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-banff-ditches-big-bang-canada-day-fireworks-to-protect-wildlife/ Another fine example of leading first!
This just pissed me off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5gXkERQ8M0
People 'laughing' as their own dogs go after fireworks- some encouraging them- how fucking careless & STUPID - what if the dogs face gets blown off you ^%$#&* idiots.
Don't think it can happen? It does ALL the time.
Horses have heart attacks.. WTF is wrong with us that we continue this selfishness?
You know why? Because we are NOT in Syria, Mexico or any other war torn country listen to screaming, seeing homes destroyed, babies lying gin the streets, orphans because mom was cooking when the apartment exploded, limbs blow off, death and decay in the streets. Instead we'll have our beer & hotdogs, sparklers and laughs as our pets chase fireworks.
I called it 'As above - So below' because I feel (regrettably) that America is causing so much pain it's only a matter of time - before they experience the wrath they put on others and then when theses 'Immigrants" have nothing they are turned away or PUT in cages AS we are NOW witnessing... after they blow up their homes & countries because of GREED.
By the way- Fireworks kill and harm many children & adults too.
Here is a site that will help you prepare to help your animals tonight if YOU care:
With TLC & THC
* Just learned today - Bouncy towers/castles harm & kill more kids than cannabis.
WTF is wrong with our priorities.