Monday, June 30, 2014

Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Los Angeles

We all love fireworks and many of us grew up doing fireworks shows at home with our friends and family. Those days sure were a lot of fun, but Sunland-Tujunga is a community that is at risk, more so than others, from fireworks, and remember ALL fireworks in the City of Los Angeles are illegal, even the "safe and sane" ones that are legal in other communities.

As a hillside community, Sunland-Tujunga is at particular risk for brush-fires. Particular in a period of extended drought as we have had now. It only takes one little spark to start a major conflagration that could lead to extensive loss of lives, homes and our natural environment. It's just not worth it. And the city is cracking down big time with arrests and fines.

Our town is also one that treasures our animal friends of all stripes and many more live here than elsewhere.
Animals such as dogs, cats, birds and others don't know how to tune out the loud booms and other impacts of fireworks and it creates severe emotional distress for them, damaging their health. Some animals even go missing as a result of fireworks. We need to remember our four legged, winged and other animal friends when we think about lighting fireworks.

Please spread that word that ALL FIREWORKS are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. There are many professional shows that you can enjoy, some of which you can even see from your own home or other locations. Here in our area there are shows at Verdugo Hills High and Hansen Dam that are very entertaining. You can find more shows by clicking this link.

Let's have a great holiday celebrating the greatest nation in the world and do it safely without damaging our environment and our animals!