Diwali is the festival of lights but let's not forget that while we dress up well and burst crackers, innocent animals end up paying the price.
At the cost of bursting crackers, animals suffer from anxiety, trauma, burns, and even human cruelty. Not to forget the amount of pollution that it leads to.
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Thousands of birds, dogs & other animals die out of shock , fear & accidents during diwali.— rajneesh kr. (@rajneesh16july) November 10, 2020
Spare a thought for the creatures who can't speak up.
"Please don't use loud and explosive fire crackers this diwali...."
Happy diwali.. pic.twitter.com/7nriHkBLHd
How to keep your dog cool during diwali fireworks 🎇 pic.twitter.com/G0uhz6opuj— Shan (@klpe) October 18, 2017
Thousands of birds, dogs & other animals die out of shock, fear & accidents during #Diwali. Spare a thought for the creatures who can not speak up.— Shilpa Jain 🦋 (@jainshilpa23) November 5, 2018
Please do not use loud and explosive firecrackers this Diwali.
Every Diwali. #DiwaliPledge @MyKartavya @NASSCOMfdn pic.twitter.com/Qu9nd0xUxb
that time of year that Tequila and I are both grateful for the mutt muffs. If your dog is scared/ anxious/ frightened during Diwali - multiple ways to handle it. One of them is mutt muffs - a product available abroad & India by @captainzackIN #dogsoftwitter #diwali pic.twitter.com/0T9NgH7pAH— Citizen K9 (@strayatheart) November 7, 2018
It's Diwali time and safest place for my TOTO is my lap. Remember countless Birds, Dogs & other large number of animals die out of shock, fear & accidents during Diwali. #SayNoToCrackers pic.twitter.com/VakYDEC73y— Sheen Kour (@imarsheen) October 27, 2019
Diwali would've been so much pretty if the frightening sounds of crackers wouldn't twinge the stray dogs with hyper acute hearing.✨ pic.twitter.com/IA1gSJJx2Y— prettytrash (@PrettiRajesh) October 20, 2017
This is what happens to stray animals, when we humans enjoy burning crackers around them. I know this image is disturbing but I think everyone should see it. Because if we can do such huge mistakes then we should also have courage to see such acts. #WakeUpHuman #AnimalAbuse pic.twitter.com/qumobqsbsR— Ayushiiiii ღ (@AyushiSri11) November 7, 2019
Why doesn't it rain when it's supposed to?!! My cat and dog are terribly frightened because of the damned crackers! It's even sadder to see the stray animals' frantic running, trying to find a desolate nook! pic.twitter.com/4T6syPbur1— Shreya Sajeev (@shreyasajeev) October 27, 2019
Mom gave shelters to all the stray animals. This guy so frightened about the crackers. Took shelter of of our store room. pic.twitter.com/Tul9qZZPXw— #SCRAPEIA2020 Anand (@sliceme) November 9, 2018
Happy Diwali to all my fellow Indians. Let’s hope this Diwali brings more light and shine to us. Let’s light up Diwali with diyas and keep these furry ones in mind before bursting any crackers. It was horrible to see them this scared. pic.twitter.com/2TGmx8sYoa— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 27, 2019
My cat has taken shelter inside the wardrobe, reasonably soundproof for him. Or else, it would hide below the kitchen cupboards. This is an annual ritual during #Deepavali when crackers make life miserable for small animals. But, does anyone care? pic.twitter.com/VY1OPizB1x— Vallabhan (@SelfDoubtist) October 28, 2019
Let's all take a step to be better humans.