Italian Town Now Using “Silent Fireworks” For The Comfort Of Its Humans’ Animals

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

January 11, 2016

The Parma province is giving animal lovers everywhere peace of mind and a great reason to celebrate. As a show of respect for its animals, the town will no longer permit the use of traditional fireworks.


It’s no mystery why more dogs go missing during the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve more than any other holiday.

Their acute hearing is especially sensitive to the explosions, and—since fireworks are not accompanied by other signals they pick up on, like changes in barometric pressure—the sudden noise can be jarring.


Setti Fireworks, the company that produces the silent light shows, designs each one according to the venue, number of guests, and importance of the event.


Most importantly, they can be as extravagant as they please without causing pets unnecessary stress and possible harm.


As humans, we enjoy a good celebration, but any way we can worry less about our best friends is always welcome.

Way to go, Italy!

H/t AKC, Featured Image via Flickr/Sean-Franc Strang

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

January 11, 2016