Stop Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Anti-freeze presents a serious risk of harm or death to animals and small children. As little as a teaspoon full can kill a cat or small dog. It is a painful agonizing (and preventable) death. This suffering by numerous animals could be stopped by simply legislating manufacturers of anti-freeze to add a bittering agent called denatonium benzote. By doing so it would make this poison less attractive to the 10,000 + animals that die every year. In addition hundreds of small children are sent to the hospital every year as a result of drinking anti-freeze. It is easy to educate people with respect to reading labels and ensuring that they are responsible when they use anti-freeze. Sadly, some of these deaths are intentional, perpetrated by cruel people. It is important to take this weapon out of their hands. It has been done in at least four states ( Tennessee, California, Idaho and New Mexico). In British Columbia, Scott Fraser (member of the legislative assembly) has brought forth a private member's Bill, in his efforts to ban ethylene glycol based anti-freeze. He has not been successful. There are other alternatives so it is possible to eliminate this threat to the lives of countless animals. Passing a Bill would go a long way in saving innocent animals and preventing harm and suffering to small children.

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