Do the ‘right thing,’ protect Whidbey wildlife from fireworks


As it gets closer to the time of the year for fireworks, I’d like to remind everyone of something often forgotten. Like me, you’ve probably been seeing lots of small fawns around, trotting along behind mom deer, bunnies large and small, and all the other wonderful wildlife we enjoy on the island. Please remember them when you make decisions about fireworks! Remember how terrified they are by the noise and smoke in their habitat that they don’t understand. They run wildly around, often injuring themselves, trying to escape the terrifying noise.

Please consider attending the fireworks displays put on in towns instead of shooting off these incredibly loud fireworks in the areas of more wildlife habitat. Please do the right thing and protect our wildlife.

Thank you.