Fireworks displays are an American tradition and we look forward to viewing them on the 4th of July and New Years. However, now instead of attending profesional displays, consumers are buying and setting them off in their backyards. These exploding sounds, along with the color bursts dangerous; they burn, maim and kill. Half of emergency visite are due to fireworks being used by children. The other victims are animals. Horses have been killed running into fences, out onto highways, trying to escape the frightening fireworks. Humans are also affected by the smoke and destructiveness of them landing on their houses, porch screens, vehicles and littering yards. Dogs, cats, birds and wildlife are shell shocked from the barrage of noises. There are plenty of professional displays for the public to view fireworks. There is no reason whatsoever for private, non professional individuals to have them in their backyard. The fireworks industry is attempting to legalize fireworks in the State of Florida for year round use. Please sign this petition against the use of any and all fireworks by private individuals.