A group of charities have launched a bid to change the law and prevent millions of people and animals suffering during fireworks season.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant sponsored an event in the House of Commons on Tuesday, October 30 to raise the issue of the devastating impact fireworks can have on vulnerable people and animals.

The charities – including the Dogs Trust, British Veterinary Association, Cats Protection, The Kennel Club, PTSD UK and Children’s Burns Trust – hope to limit the unnecessary distress caused to so many people and animals during fireworks celebrations.

The trust want to see better regulation of the use of fireworks to ensure less suffering as a result of fireworks. Bill Grant MP is backing the campaign.