A PENARTH farmer was said that Bonfire Night was “absolute hell” for her animals after her farm came “under siege” from fireworks last weekend.

On November 5, Lisa Corbett-Bailey who runs Old Cogan Hall farm on Sully Road with her husband Trevor Bailey said the farm felt like a “war zone” with what looked and sounded like public display sized fireworks being used to mark the occasion, terrifying some of her animals.

There are currently pregnant ewes and a sow expecting piglets on the farm for which there were real safety fears during the night.

Mrs Corbett-Bailey said the fireworks were set off from behind the trees and were little more than a 100 yards from the farm fence on the other side of the lane.

Mrs Corbett-Bailey said that those who set the fireworks off did not even wait until the night-time with the first starting just before 5pm and lasting until about 8.45pm.

She said she wants to raise public awareness about the dangers of using such large fireworks so close to animals which can easily get scared by such loud noises and the potential for them to be harmed if something goes wrong.

They keep a variety of animals on the farm including sheep, turkey, pigs, cows and horses.

She said the fireworks were “ridiculously” loud but that thankfully all the animals are okay adding that the situation could have been a lot worse.

Mrs Corbett-Bailey said “I have never known it as bad as it was on Sunday and I think others in the area might feel the same.”

“It was absolute hell. We were under siege and it felt like a war zone at times.”

“All we are asking for is a bit of respect and consideration for the animals.”

She wondered whether it was possible to place a noise cap in the area as when some of the larger animals get frightened they tend to run and can be a danger to themselves and others.

“The fireworks they used were massive.

“The people who did this walk around here so they must know that the farm is here,” she said.