The Antifreeze Bittering Act of 2005:
What’s taking so long to get this bill passed? And, what can we do about it (I know the answer to that, write to your state and federal representatives and support the legislation).
Antifreeze (ethylen glycol) has been a source of both accidental and intentional poisoning of pets for as long as it has been in use. Upwards of 90,000 pets are killed (accidentally or intentionally) in the USA every year. It makes sense, such simple sense, to require manufacturers to change their formula to make the substance unpalatable. Currently, the stuff looks a lot like Gatorade and tastes good to both people and animals.
While the U.S. House Commerce committee passed the Antifreeze Bittering Act (H.R. 2567) July, 2006, the bill has not made it through the U.S. Senate.
So, it is clear, pet owners (and concerned citizens) have more to do than “just” elect a new President this year. Start writing your local, state, and federal representatives and urge the passing of The Antifreeze Bittering Act (H.R. 2567/S. 1110.
THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN NEW YORK STATE ON FEBRUARY 5th, 2008.
For New Yorkers, here’s a link to a .pdf form to download
If you are currently not registered to vote in New York State, the last possible day to register to vote in the February primary election is January 11th. This is both the last date that your ballot application can be postmarked and the last day that you can register in person at the Board of Elections.
For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 1-800-FOR-VOTE.
Information here has been copied from the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee’s website
Dogs may not have a voice, but, dog walkers do