FRESH CALLS for a tightening of the laws over the sale of fireworks have been made after another horse was found injured.

The horse, named Moon, was found on November 5 with deep lacerations to her hind legs after she climbed over a wired fence having allegedly been spooked by nearby fireworks.

The incident took place in a field in Hope and follows another disturbing occurrence which saw a horse impaled on a fence post after bolting from its field in Holywell - again after it was believed to have been spooked by fireworks.

Moon's owner, Larissa Bennett said: "People actually climbed over the fence into Moon's field and set off fireworks.

"She bolted and climbed up over a barbedwire fence to escape and has cuts all over her hind legs.

"Luckily, it looks like she will have escaped with no lasting injuries - but this is only down to pure luck."

Mrs Bennett has made a desperate plea to people to think about animals when setting off fireworks.

She said: "Please be considerate of animals when setting off fireworks, or consider signing the petition for silent fireworks or a ban on public sales.

"It is not ok to just to set them off wherever.

"I had been checking how she was reacting to the fireworks over the road at the country park, and with the help of sedation Moon was coping.

"But obviously not when someone actually sets them off in her field - it was just too much for her."

Mrs Bennett also found a number of what appears to be nitric oxide canisters - commonly known as laughing gas canisters - in the field the following day.

A spate of calls to the RSPCA about the impact fireworks have on animals has prompted the charity to campaign for noise restrictions on the maximum level of decibels in fireworks available to the public; mandatory licensing and prominent advertising for all public displays, and heightened awareness on the impact of fireworks on the animals around us.