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Quiet fireworks âEUR" it sounds like an oxymoron. Usually those bright bursts of color come with equally impressive bangs. But some fireworks shows are designed to please the eyes without pummeling the ears ...


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Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 11:30 pm
In parts of Europe, quiet fireworks displays have grown increasingly common. In Britain, venues close to residents, wildlife or livestock often permit only quiet fireworks. One town in Italy, Collecchio, passed a law in 2015 that all fireworks displays must be quiet.

By relying on rich color effects and tight visual choreography, designers of quiet fireworks programs can forgo the big explosions and still deliver a stunning show. The hope is that softer celebrations mean less stress for noise-sensitive children, veterans, older people, pets and wildlife.

“We’ve seen more competitors in the last decade or so,” said Rino Sampieri, a senior display manager at Fantastic Fireworks, a company based in England that started selling a quiet fireworks package 30 years ago. “Today, quiet fireworks are part of everybody’s inventory.”

Quiet fireworks are not a new invention. In fact, they are used routinely in classic firework shows as visual effects to accompany the loud bangs. Think of the “comet tail,” which shoots into the sky with a trail of sparkles before quietly fizzling out. Or the “flying fish,” which features tiny tadpole embers scattering away from a silent burst.


Ljiljana Milic (115)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 11:54 pm
Signed > 66 SUPPORTERS
& Thank you Frans

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 12:17 am
Signed. Thanks Frans

ERIKA S (87)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 12:36 am
signed & noted

Angela K (379)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 1:31 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 3:14 am
signed this too; Thanks :)

I say it again; I love to look at fireworks, but I also think it is a big mass pollution and it would be better to donate all the money for environmental and animal projects.

Thursday July 7, 2016, 4:13 am

Christeen A (342)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:36 am

Marco Baracca (41)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:54 am
Signed #132

Lisa M (14)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 6:15 am
Signed. Thanks, Frans.

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:03 am
Signed. BTW; -until a week ago I had never heard of "silent" fireworks...

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:44 am
Signed, thanks Frans.

Animae C (507)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:41 am
Very oxymoron!
Waste of a petition, should be demanding to ban them.


Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 10:33 am
S&N;thanks for sharing

Cat H (1)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 11:43 am
Noted and signed.

Rhonda B (99)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 12:38 pm
Thank you Frans! I hate loud fireworks. Signed & Noted.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 1:47 pm
Gladly signed Frans. I love this petition. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 4:32 pm
Noted, signed--ty Frans

Judy C (91)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:46 pm
Signed. Thanks Frans.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 9:36 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 11:07 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Frans

Sheryl G (360)
Friday July 8, 2016, 3:56 am
I did not realize there were such things as quiet fireworks. Most certainly if this exists then that would be most helpful.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2016, 4:50 am
Done thx Frans

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2016, 5:54 am
For shared welfare

Sandra Penna (135)
Friday July 8, 2016, 6:01 am
Signed, thank you, Frans.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday July 8, 2016, 8:30 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday July 8, 2016, 10:04 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2016, 12:26 pm
Signed and noted. Totally worthwhile to stop animals and wildlife being terrorised

Melania P (123)
Friday July 8, 2016, 12:26 pm
Signed of course

donald Baumgartner (6)
Friday July 8, 2016, 2:00 pm
Signed !!!!!

Anne K (139)
Friday July 8, 2016, 5:35 pm
Signed. Thanks, Frans.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:45 am
Let the whole world be free of fireworks. They are terrible and hurt our animals so.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 6:47 am
After four days of "celebration", you bet I signed... many thanks!

Sheila D (28)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 3:02 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Frans.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 3:38 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Frans.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 4:27 pm

Lenore K (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 1:11 pm

Patrice Z (16)
Monday July 11, 2016, 7:09 am
Gladly signed. The fireworks can be so frightening for many creatures. End the noise!

Elizabeth brown (20)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 10:19 am
What creatures have had to suffer for the stupidity of man only they know.I hate fireworks because of this reason but accept quite is better than before.

joan silaco (578)
Wednesday August 17, 2016, 4:48 pm

Leo C (315)
Wednesday September 7, 2016, 6:02 am
Thanks for sharing

Trish K (29)
Thursday October 6, 2016, 2:11 pm
Could not sign today Oct. 6/16 5:10 pm EDT. 385 signatures - asking for 1,000 - ?
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