Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pet Protection Bill Could Freeze Out Maine

Around 10,000 pets die every year from drinking anti-freeze. It tastes sweet -- and shuts down animals' kidneys.

Maine state Rep Emily Cain (D-Orono) has a bill requiring anti-freeze sold in her state to include a bitter tasting substance to discourage animals from drinking it.

The lobby for the 260 companies that make anti-freeze say they'd go along with federal action. But they warn that Maine could become "an island" if they're the only state to make the requirement. (Portland Press Herald)

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