TALLINN – The Estonian Rescue Board has issued a call for residents not to use fireworks on New Year's Eve and to use the money thus saved to support Ukraine.
It also pointed out that fireworks may easily traumatize war refugees.
"For pets and animals in the zoo alike, December 31 is the scariest day of the year. Our explosive sniffer dogs will thank you too, because it's also good for them to rest their sensitive senses during their time off work," the Rescue Board said on social media on Wednesday.
A further reason, according to the Rescue Board, for residents to give up fireworks is that every New Year's Eve, accidents occur due to careless use of pyrotechnics, where people are injured or property is damaged.