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Wed, Apr 1 | By Amy Lieberman | 228

Law Passed to Curb Pet Antifreeze Deaths: Virginia is the latest state to lessen the lethal blow a few licks of antifreeze can deliver to curious pets. Nearly 10,000 pets die every year from the sweet tasting toxic fluid. Watch Zootoo Pet News' pr… more ›

Law Passed to Curb Pet Antifreeze Deaths
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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

to little to late for all the animals and children that have died. this has been going on for so many years that something should have been done years ago

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

I hope this spreads all over people dont let there pets near it on pourpose accidents happen unfortunately this is a very costly accident to the pets

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

Hopefully all states will follow and pass this law also.

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nicole m.
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nicole m.
4 years ago

people should know better than to let there animals near antifreeze.

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Theresa L.
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Theresa L.
4 years ago

What a great idea!

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Cat S.
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Cat S.
4 years ago

wow its sad animals dying like that they think theyre getting a treat then bam dead but im glad theyre doing something about it

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Renee M.
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Renee M.
4 years ago

long overdue. all states to have this law.

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Dani M.
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Dani M.
4 years ago

OK folks, send this artical on to your local state rep and help get this out there. Let them know that there are options and it is senseless deathly risk to keep near pets and children. (i'd hope children would be smarter than to drink something out of the driveway BUT some people dont take the pet safety thing seriously..)

I've had the misfortune of seeing alot of animals INTENTIONALLY killed this way. I've also seen alot of un intentional deaths due to people who simply had no idea and were careless about the waste they just leave out.

The company is already willingly putting safer antifreeze out there, its just up to the people to voice out and get their Reps in office to get them the product.

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Cherry P.
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Cherry P.
4 years ago

Why don't they make the antifreeze with an intense odor that will be offensive to animals that they would not even want to taste it? All of the companies should make the bitter kind for all of the states not just the ones with a law.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree with all the years in the past that children and animals have died from ati freeze why has it taken so long to do this

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jane w.
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jane w.
4 years ago

Let's hope that other states follow their lead.

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Jennifer
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Jennifer
4 years ago

This is a great thing!

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Stephanie M.
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Stephanie M.
4 years ago

This is a relief! It gives me hope to see advances like this happening to better the lives of our furry family members!!!

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Kbehrendt
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Kbehrendt
4 years ago

Dogs have much better smell than humans, but not as many taste buds. If they don't want the dogs to lick it, they should make it smell bad, same as if you want your dog to eat something, you should make it smell better before you try to change the flavor

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Vicki R.
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Vicki R.
4 years ago

>> This situation is unique, Amundson says, as the main manufacturer of antifreeze has worked cooperatively with lawmakers and the Humane Society of the United States, among other organizations, in furthering the bill.

"We don't want to forget that the actual industry has been largely responsible for the passage of this bill, and that is a really special, rare situation, where the corporations and animal protection advocates were able to come together," she said. "It's been a wonderful, collaborative effort." <<

And yet the companies and industry could simply do so much more by making all of their product to this new standard whether it's required by state law or not.

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Ginny K.
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Ginny K.
4 years ago

I'm glad that some states are taking the necessary steps to preventing animal fatality by adding a bitter flavor. I wish that Missouri would join those states since that's where I live...

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Jeri J.
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Jeri J.
4 years ago

I am sure there have been many deaths we do not know of. I commend company's that do it already and I only buy that kind. The consumer speaks louder than the law. The other stuff was cheaper. But if we ALL stop buying it,they will put in the the mix that is not appealing to our pet's.

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PamelaSue H.
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PamelaSue H.
4 years ago

Hopefully all the states will follow suite and do the same to help protect the animals.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

People like to poison other people's pets. This type of "poison" isn't tracked like the purchase of other poisons. I think it is great that the state is coming forward to protect the safety of animals.

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Virginia
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Virginia
4 years ago

Good, good good. They are helping pets,people, and the environment.

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Mylima
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Mylima
4 years ago

Anything we can do to keep our pets safe is great! ... I hope for more changes that our pets can benefit from!

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KRISTA W.
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KRISTA W.
4 years ago

I agree all states should pass this law. Just think how many lives would saved.

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Trina D.
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Trina D.
4 years ago

All states should have this law.

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RobertInColumbia
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RobertInColumbia
4 years ago

It's a wonderful thing when both sides of an issue can come together in agreement. It's unfortunate that such laws are even necessary. Just shows that too many people are irresponsible about too many things. This is why our government feels like they must "protect us".

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Hope
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Hope
4 years ago

what a shame! hopefully other states will pass this bill to prolong the life of our pets!

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Donna F.
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Donna F.
4 years ago

I think this is long overdue. How much money can it cost to add this one ingredient to the antifreeze. It is probably a minimal amount when you think of all the profit the companies make on antifreeze. Bravo to the company for working on passage of the bill. Hopefully all states will pass this now.

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Emily B.
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Emily B.
5 years ago

Weird that this has not been added to all antifreeze. I wonder why. There are more "pet friendly" antifreeze formulations, but I believe they are more expensive. In any case, everyone should be careful about their car fluids.

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Jamie F.
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Jamie F.
5 years ago

They should DEFINATELY make this a law EVERYWHERE!!! MN now has a law that all cigarettes must be "fire safety." These new cigs are more harsh on smokers, as people we know the risks and can decide for ourselves. Animals don't know antifreeze is bad, if it tastes decent to them, they will lap it up! Come on!!!! Make anifreeze taste acrid EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!

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Judy M.
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Judy M.
5 years ago

Why set aside a few batches to ship to the states who have passed this law? Why not make all it all taste bitter?

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Heather
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Heather
5 years ago

Sounds like a great plan! I had a cat, Susie, when I was younger that got into antifreeze. She lived, but she had serious kidney issues. She actually passed away when she was a little of 19 years old, 6 of those receiving IV and pills. But, her quality of life was great up until the end, and I loved every moment with her! I still miss that girl!

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Jamie F.
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Jamie F.
5 years ago

I'm glad your cat survived! :)

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Serina S.
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Serina S.
5 years ago

what a great idea!

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Donna S.
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Donna S.
5 years ago

Great!!

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
5 years ago

I hope this gets passed in all states! It seems like such an easy thing to do that could prevent so many deaths.

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Trina D.
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Trina D.
5 years ago

good decision!!

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Leslieanne S C.
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Leslieanne S C.
5 years ago

Good bill to be passed. I know we always really watched what we did with our antifreeze . We also need to remember to be careful and buy pet friendly salt for our northern states during winter storms too!

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Jamie F.
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Jamie F.
5 years ago

Right On!!! :)

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Sue L.
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Sue L.
5 years ago

I think ALL states should do this

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nanette C.
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nanette C.
5 years ago

The manufacturers should just make it an automatic additive regardless of individual state laws. If there's an additional cost then add a few more pennies to the cost of the product. A few cents makes for common sense!

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Tworeilly
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Tworeilly
5 years ago

Agreed. We shouldn't have to bear the costs of creating and enforcing a law if it's generally just a Good Idea anyway. Let a manufacturer be the first to claim "and now, safe for your pets" right on their bottle. The competition will quickly follow suite.

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Jamie F.
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Jamie F.
5 years ago

If I saw that label on a product, THAT would be the one I'd buy! I'd even pay EXTRA for it!!!

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Jeri J.
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Jeri J.
4 years ago

I did look for that lable and paid extra but thats better than a vet bill. My cats love to lay in the driveway.

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Beverly H.
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Beverly H.
5 years ago

it is an outrage that that these companys do not just change their formula for all the batches rather than just the states that are required by law to do so.

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Lynn
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Lynn
5 years ago

I so agree with you, and I just can't understand why any state would not vote in favor of this...it's such a horrible death these animals go through when this happens...

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Paul J.
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Paul J.
5 years ago

this is good news

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kathi j.
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kathi j.
5 years ago

Working at an animal emergency hospital years ago I saw the devistating effects of pets drinking antifreeze. It's about time we did something about it.

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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

what took them so long???

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Missy M.
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Missy M.
5 years ago

exactly

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
5 years ago

i hope that all states want to make it safer for animals. i know that one of my dogs die from anitfreeze and we did not even know that it was around our house. there were people doing things on our house and somehow she found it.

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Michele E.
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Michele E.
5 years ago

It is about time. We have actually use pet safe antifreeze. We still keep it stored away from pets but in case a vehicle would ever have a leak on the driveway, it is less toxic.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

Long overdue - this would lessen both accidental deaths and those caused by people who intentionally try to poison pets with antifreeze.

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Sue
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Sue
5 years ago

I lost a beloved pet to anti-freeze poisoning and it was awful. By the time we figured out what was happening it was too late to do anything to save her. I don't understand why the makers don't just do this on their own without the states having to pass laws! There's no reason why every state should not put this law into place. Please if you have anti-freeze at your home make sure no pets can get to it!

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

This is a law that should be passed in every state of the country! I cannot remember all the news articles I've read in my life about animals and people being killed because of anti-freeze.

My sister-in-law's cat died from it after licking the ground where her car had overheated. It was a very sad thing for her family.

I could never understand why they would make such a toxic thing so attractive to animals and undetectable by unsuspecting humans.

This law is another positive step in the right direction!

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Amy H.
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Amy H.
5 years ago

Why would they make it smell sweet in the first place. What if a child got ahold of an open bottle. Then they would change the law like that. Im glad people are taking notice and hopefully things will begin to change!

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Caitlin
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Caitlin
5 years ago

Wow i dont think that is right

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Evelync
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Evelync
5 years ago

Something should be done

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MsBoss
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MsBoss
5 years ago

This should be required by all states. Making it taste bitter isn't the only way to prevent ingestion, the sweet smell also has to go...how about the smell of ammonia? Bitter taste and smell of ammonia - I don't think animal or human would have anything to do with it!

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Chrissy
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Chrissy
5 years ago

We had a women next door to us where I use to live that tried doing this. I told her she could go to jail and be fined an obscene amount of money. She stopped doing it and has since passed away. I cant believe that people could actually do this to a pet and to have it happen next door to me makes me sick. I hope this bill is soon passed in all states.

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Elizabeth D.
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Elizabeth D.
5 years ago

There was a woman in NY this year who was convicted of killing her husband with antifreeze, maybe if it had been bitter he would have known his food was laced!

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Sue L.
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Sue L.
5 years ago

I saw a story on Oxygen about a woman doing that to her husband. Poor guy!

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

I, so agree with you!

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