Every year, it is a tough time for me and my parents to handle our dog. He hides himself under the cot and will not eat throughout the day in fear. His heartbeat will climb up and shiver out of fear. It is always the same case for many who have pets and tackling their furry friends owing to noise created by loud crackers.
This ear-splitting sound of crackers not only scare these animals and birds, sometimes it even traumatize them. Sadder part is for birds, Birds sometimes leave their younger ones and fly away in fear and never come back. Thousands of dogs suffers burns every years and it is reported that there is a drastic increase in pets lost cases during Diwali celebrations, because they run away from their shelters in fear. Also when they run away, they get into accidents with speeding vehicles. Homeless animals are the worst affected as nobody is there to pacify them and they will not be in position to come out in search of food.
Also nowadays, the situation in India is going so worse. People esp children enjoy playing pranks with pets and strays. I have seen many children teasing animals, especially the strays. They derive great pleasure in scaring a dog by tying fire crackers at its tail. I exclaim what kind of entertainment they get from that. Please, never do that. Please do not tie crackers to their tails or intentionally crack near to them. Some gets burns in their whiskers and some become blind or deaf. Even small dogs and squirrels dies in the shock created by crackers.
After every celebration, there lies an unexpressed torment,
After every noise, there lies a hidden sorrow,
We need to understand, This planet is created not only for Human beings,
We need to realize, Earth is the only abode for many species.
I am not saying 'stop bursting crackers', but try to show some compassion towards our furry friends and birds in our homes and in our neighborhoods before bursting loud crackers.