It seems yet another new FAB petition will be launched next week. Details below are from their *ahem* SECRET FAB Group. Currently Julie Doorne and co. are telling their members to join random Facebook groups and add the petitions link and then immediately leave the group. They have over 1000 groups targeted for this. Not sure this is against FB rules, but even if not it's a bit desperate. People either want fireworks banned or not, they don't need to be subjected to spam tactics. But this is how they work - they keep on and on with their emotional stories until people give in and join their club whether they dislike fireworks or not. They use hate against the industry to convince others that fireworks are a genuine threat to their pets which statistics show they really are not in all but a handful of rare cases. They have also added names of the full petitions committee and will be emailing them all to persuade them that there is a genuine problem with fireworks in the UK (ignoring all the stats and data that says otherwise) I recommend also emailing these if they are MPs for your area to let them know there IS another side to this. The Chair and Members of the Committee are: Catherine McKinnell MP (Chair) (Labour) MP for Newcastle Elliot Colburn MP (Conservative) MP for Carshalton and Wallington Martyn Day MP (Scottish National Party) MP for Linlithgow and Falkirk East Steve Double MP (Conservative) MP for St Austell and Newquay Chris Evans MP (Labour (Co-op) MP for Islwyn Katherine Fletcher MP (Conservative) MP for South Ribble Nick Fletcher MP (Conservative) MP for Don Valley Mike Hill MP (Labour) MP for Hartlepool Tom Hunt MP (Conservative) MP for Ipswich Kerry McCarthy MP (Labour) MP for Bristol East Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative) MP for Chipping Barnet FAB are sending emails to the petitions chair IN BULK to convince them to take it to a government inquiry once again. Please do the same but from the other perspective. This has been debated enough in recent years and the outcome from the last inquiry was that they would need to gather more evidence and data before deciding what to do. THIS DATA HAS NOT YET BEEN COLLECTED and therefore no inquiry or debate is needed. The petitions committee may well throw out this new petition on those grounds but if not - the chair needs to be told that until the data and statistics are gathered there is no grounds to warrant a new inquiry that will just go over the same misinformed debate as before. Here are the contact details for the Chair. I strongly suggest that as many of us as possible contact here as soon as this petition goes live. Address to Catherine McKinnell, Chairperson, Petitions Committee. E: email@example.com FAB SAID: The new Petitions Committee Chairperson is Catherine McKinnell (Labour) so people might want to send her a polite note pointing out that over 300,000 people signed the fireworks petition before it was prematurely closed down in November and that this is a very important issue for many people. If people don't write it will be side-lined! She seems sympathetc to animal welfare judging by her Parliamentary record. Thanks! https://members.parliament.uk/member/4125/contact Remember that for most of these MPs, they will only have ever heard the anti-fireworks stance, because the vast majority of the UK who enjoy fireworks would never have a reason to write to them. They NEED TO HEAR FROM US, from another perspective and with the facts, evidence and stats they need to realise that fireworks are not the problem that FAB claim they are.