Sainsbury’s bans fireworks across all UK stores
Sainsbury’s has become the first major UK supermarket to ban the sale of fireworks ahead of Bonfire Night next month.
The move comes as a pet charity warned over the dangers of fireworks for pets.
Sainsbury’s first stopped selling fireworks in 2019 in a move which affected all 2300 UK Stores, and the retailer has confirmed this will once again be the case in 2021.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We regularly review the products available in our stores and we are no longer selling fireworks based on a range of factors.
“Customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light-up spinning wands.”
Dogs Trust congratulate Sainsbury’s for fireworks ban
The fireworks ban from Sainsbury’s has prompted praise from Dogs Trust, a charity focusing on the welfare of dogs.
The charity has urged other big retailers to do the same warning “dog owners are on tenderhooks”.
A spokesperson from the trust said: “Although they can look beautiful, fireworks can be very distressing for dogs when let off unexpectedly, and because they are so easily accessible all year-round, dog owners are on tenterhooks as to when their beloved pooch will next be frightened.”
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