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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2009, 19:59:50 PM »
Hmmm. I thought I had heard that Europe had mostly moved to a non ethylene glycol based formula. No? It is a horrible horribe way to die, and a sad practice of sadistic  :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:s who poison dogs and cats with the stuff! At minimum manufacturers should be made to introduce something to the mix to make it very unpalatable. I know the Doris Day ANimal League here in the US is very active on the Antifreeze Bittering Act (HR 2567/s. 1110), though I do not believe it passed. http://www.ddal.org/antifreeze/.

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2009, 18:21:57 PM »
Yikes I hadn't seen that!  :shocked: Thank you.

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2009, 15:02:57 PM »
Here's a link saying that the lethal ingredient in AF can be found in cheaper versions of Rescue Remedy!  :scared:

http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,29101.0.html

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2009, 19:05:16 PM »
It's a shame the author didn't suggest safer alternatives such as Propylene Glycol. I think they are more likely to act if petitions have facts in them and are less emotive.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/pet-safe-antifreeze.html#
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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2009, 18:51:39 PM »
Gladly signed and clicked and passed on to my local daily newspaper where I and a few other people have been having a running battle on the letters page about people putting antifreeze in their garden to poison wandering cats.  This happened in my town recently and really put the willies up cat owners here. I've put it on my facebook page as well and will spread through my address book. If only this could be done it would be such progress.

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009, 13:57:42 PM »
Signed and clicked!!   ;D ;D

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2009, 23:51:09 PM »
Signed both !

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2009, 23:48:12 PM »
There is another petition to make antifreeze animal-friendly, I was sent the link by someone I know who has just lost their cat to antifreeze poisoning.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/killerfreeze/

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 11:58:40 AM »
Was just going to post about this then realised it was already on. I had it emailed to me by a CP colleague in Newcastle Here in the North of England there have been over 60 cases of cats being poisoned ( a cross section were given a post mortem to confirm cause of death ) over the last 6 weeks.
 
We know that a small percentage of these met their deaths, not by deliberate action, but by the use of antifreeze in water features, which naturally attract an animal to drink from them, but by far the greater amount were deliberately baited by poisoned food or drink.

I've signed and clicked, please encourage as many people as possible to sign i and if you are in the North East please watch over your puss cats even more carefully than usual. :thanks:

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2008, 10:27:58 AM »
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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 00:07:13 AM »
Signed and dont forget to click the link in the email to get your vote registered

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 23:42:24 PM »
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  >:(

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 10:32:31 AM »
I'm also sure there is a lot of unintentional poisoning. It makes me so angry that there are alternatives and ways to make it unpalatable yet they won't make it compulsory. I'm sure if children had been poisoned, there would be legislation in place?
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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 21:50:44 PM »
Signed.  Three cats in my street were poisoned with this stuff a while ago. Some sicko was doing it, just goes to show how easy it was to do.  >:(

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 21:31:00 PM »
Sound's like somewhere in the know need's to hear that "Q" Mark....It should be added in the ingredients, as it is a known form of poisoning if in the wrong hands....more lethal than an air gun imo!  :scared:

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 21:23:45 PM »
Just found this - they could add bitrex to it  >:( - why don't they, I'm sure it would cost next-to-nothing to do?

http://www.bitrex.com/index.php?page=automotive&hl=en_US

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 21:18:05 PM »
Signed!  ;)

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 21:12:11 PM »
Signed .. I've also cross posted onto Catchat and TheHovel.
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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 21:08:17 PM »
There is a safer version but it is a bit more expensive. You can buy in in America but AFAIK, not here  >:(

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 20:43:43 PM »
Yep, just noticed it and added to post!  :-[

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Re: Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 20:41:43 PM »
Hi Jasmine.. can you post the link for the petition please? thanks

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Anti-freeze Petition
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 20:39:48 PM »
I saw this mentioned in the latest issue of the CP's 'The Cat' magazine.

It's an online petition started by someone who has sadly lost their cat to anti-freeze poisoning. :'(
It requests that the Government enforce the manufacturers of this product to change it's contents, to make it less palatable to children and animals.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Antifreeze-Kills/

Please do take the time to sign this, and pass the link onto family and friends.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 20:42:16 PM by Jasmine »

 


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