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Hopes and fears as fireworks night approaches *H&H Plus*

Coronavirus restrictions could mean more smaller displays — but there are positives on the horizon for horse owners. H&H spoke to charities and campaigners to find out more

CONCERNS have been raised about a possible increase in home firework displays as public events are cancelled owing to the pandemic – but a Government debate and a new awareness campaign are “positive steps”.

A national RSPCA poll of 2,274 adults in the UK found 21% plan to have fireworks at home this year, up from 11% in the 2019 poll. Only 49% said they think about the impact fireworks can have on animals.
RSPCA animal welfare expert Mark Kennedy said coronavirus restrictions mean very few organised public displays are likely to go ahead.