NEWPORT City and surrounding areas have many organised fireworks displays.

Surely there are enough to satisfy everyone who wishes to celebrate a person who, in effect, used terrorist tactics on a capital city? Pet owners and animal lovers, please protest against this dreadful and moronic festival that occurs every year. Ban single shop sales! The noise and pollution lasts a week either side of November 5 every year and also occurs at Christmas, New Year and birthdays. This letter is not just about the effects on domestic animals such as cats and dogs (who are terrified), but also consider birds, squirrels, foxes and hedgehogs, which are not protected by owners. Children should be made aware of how to respect animal life, not abuse it.

Mrs M Parry, Newport