Just in time for Independence Day, actors Edward James Olmos and Bellamy Young — along with their dogs — have teamed up with PETA for two new videos that urge families to protect their animal companions during fireworks displays.

Video: Bellamy Young: Keep Animals Calm and Safe While 'Bombs Burst in Air'

In her video, Young points out that, while fireworks are fun for humans, they’re terrifying for dogs like her beloved Bean. “The deafening blasts sound to them like actual ‘bombs bursting in air,’” says the Scandal star, “and they cause many animals to run away—sometimes breaking through screen doors or windows, or even jumping or frantically climbing over high fences, only to be injured, struck by a vehicle, or lost and never found.”

Video: Edward James Olmos Says Fireworks Displays Are No 'Blast' for Animals

In his video, which he recorded in Spanish and English, Olmos adds that his dog Moe “loves a good celebration, especially if it involves treats and chewy toys, but not if it involves fireworks, firecrackers, or gunshots.” That’s why the Blade Runner 2049 star joins Young in encouraging families to take precautions such as staying home with animal companions, closing the blinds, and using the TV or a loud fan to block the noise from outside.

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