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Antifreeze poisoning

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July 2012

Many animals are affected by antifreeze poisoning each year weather deliberate or accidental. In some cases also human consuption can be fatal.

Ethylene glycol (chemical found in antifreeze, radiator coolant) is sweet to taste and attractive to animals. When consumed only a very small amount can be life threatening so it is thereformy intention tohave a bittering agent added to these products.

We lost our cat as a result of antifreeze poisoning and it was heartbreaking to see him suffer slowly ashis kidneys began to fail. Our cat (JoJo) was only 8 mnths old and it was such a shame to loose him at such an early age and to hear his life had ended as a result of poisoning was devistating.

In our town of Hungerford (Berkshire) this has become an on going problem and on doing some research on-lineI was shocked to realise that this was happening in many other towns nationwide and to even read about many different court cases where someone had been charged with giving antifreeze to another human and the results of this was anything from blindness to even death.

I hope my campaign can helpprevent this from continuing and to highlight the dangers of chemicals like antifreeze.

If you have taken the time to read this thank you, with you doing a small thing like adding your name to this petition you can help make a massive difference to how these products are made. THANK YOU


Anna Bright Hungerford, Berkshire Supported by local- RSPCA, Cats Protection, Police and Hungerford Town Council


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