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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Anti-freeze Change To Deter Pets and Children

The Humane Society of the United States estimates 10,000 animals die every year from antifreeze poisoning.

An 11-year-old turned her mourning for loss of two dogs into a mission. She created a 4-H project about the dangers of antifreeze, wrote to area officials asking for changes in legislation, and created an online petition to garner support for her cause.

"There's a bittering agent, denatonium benzoate, and it can be put in for two cents a gallon, and it makes (antifreeze) taste very bad to animals and children, so they don't eat it or drink it," she said.

State Senator Raymond Finney, R-Maryville, says he's on board and plans to sponsor a bill during the next legislative session.

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