Dog’s death launches anti-fireworks campaign

Beloved pet in Rincón de la Victoria had a heart attack on Christmas Eve

Online campaign demands better controls on the use of fireworks

By Dave Jamieson

A campaign demanding better controls on the use of fireworks has gone viral following the death of a dog in Rincón de la Victoria on Christmas Eve. The owner of Pancho, who suffered a fatal heart attack when a firecracker exploded in the street, has called for an end to “this absurd Christmas tradition”.

Rosa wrote on a social network site: “Another victim of fireworks, another family destroyed by the loss of a loved member.” She added that his, “small, but enormous heart could not resist the terror” caused by the explosion, and asked: “Is the suffering of such innocents justified by the pleasure of a few?”

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