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Saulbadguy
02-13-2012, 08:48 AM
http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-13/boy-wants-antifreeze-law-after-dogs-death

WICHITA A Kansas 6th grader is honoring the memory of his dog by asking the Kansas Legislature to regulate antifreeze.

Aaron Coash, of Wichita, said his dog, Nikko, died in January after wandering from home and at some point drinking antifreeze.

Nikko is one of about 10,000 animals and 1,400 children who die each year from poisoning from antifreeze, which smells and tastes sweet.

Coash and the Humane Society of the United States wrote a bill that asked the state Legislature to require manufacturers to put a bittering agent into antifreeze. The chemical would make it less likely that anyone, or pets, would accidentally drink antifreeze.

The bill was submitted Friday, and Coash is now waiting to hear back from state senators.

SPchief
02-13-2012, 08:50 AM
Yeah, good luck with that

Dave Lane
02-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Seems logical. I can stock up on the old stuff :)

Predarat
02-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Hope this bill does not pass, less gubbment more antifreeze is always a good thing.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-13-2012, 09:28 AM
this is a good idea. bitter should be easy to do.

mikey23545
02-13-2012, 09:32 AM
I think I know a sixth grader that needs a big glass of antifreeze.

htismaqe
02-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Wait, didn't most of the big manufacturer's already reformulate a few years back to prevent this type of stuff?

Predarat
02-13-2012, 09:38 AM
If they pass this law, I am going to put Margarita Mix in the Antifreeze to counter act the bitters. Not if I put it in a car, strictly for annoying animals.

Brainiac
02-13-2012, 09:46 AM
this is a good idea. bitter should be easy to do.
Really? How do you know this? Do you have a degree in chemistry?

Whatever happened to saying "Hey, don't drink the anti-freeze?". That might not work so well with dogs, but it ought to work with people.

Raiderhader
02-13-2012, 09:51 AM
So now even kids have become conditioned to looking to the government to solve all of life's little problems. My lord, how I fear for this nation. :shake:

mikeyis4dcats.
02-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Really? How do you know this? Do you have a degree in chemistry?

Whatever happened to saying "Hey, don't drink the anti-freeze?". That might not work so well with dogs, but it ought to work with people.

yes, because children can use reason and understand everything you tell them, moron.

GA already has this law on the books, and antifreeze in Europe has bittering agents added.

Products such as this make products bitter with quantities under 50ppm.
http://www.ctecheurope.com/pages/products_aversive.html
http://www.bitrex.com/

Bob Dole
02-13-2012, 09:59 AM
Hope they gave the kid's parents a ticket for violating the leash law.

mikey23545
02-13-2012, 10:10 AM
yes, because children can use reason and understand everything you tell them, moron.

GA already has this law on the books, and antifreeze in Europe has bittering agents added.

Products such as this make products bitter with quantities under 50ppm.
http://www.ctecheurope.com/pages/products_aversive.html
http://www.bitrex.com/


That should allow morons to live to ripe old ages and swell the number of liberal voters...

banyon
02-14-2012, 05:30 PM
But, what will Chiefsplanet posters do for insults after this bill is adopted?

alnorth
02-14-2012, 06:25 PM
This is one (of many) effective answer to the standard "get rid of government, the invisible hand of commerce will take care of everything"

Making antifreeze taste bad should be very easy and inexpensive to do. So, why haven't the companies done it on their own? Why should they? Unless they are losing lawsuits, even if its just another nickle to save a few kids and dogs every year, that is an extra nickle that causes them to be more expensive than the competition.

You sort of need government for things like this.