It is about time and I am very pleased that some members of Parliament are going to debate the control of antifreeze products because routinely in the UK we have many reported cat deaths due to ingesting car antifreeze which contains ethylene glycol. These are often deliberate cat poisonings by criminals but no one catches them. It is impossible even if the police did care.
A recent bout of up to 22 cat deaths from kidney failure due to lapping up antifreeze in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, has prompted Sherwood MP Mark Spencer to set up a debate. I hope this eventually leads to legislation which makes it obligatory for manufacturers to make antifreeze cat safe.
An alternative chemical to ethylene glycol is available or instead of that a bitterant can be added to make the liquid unpalatable to cats. At present, surprisingly, anti-freeze tastes nice to cats which is why it is so darn dangerous.
It is just laziness on behalf of the manufacturers to not take steps to protect cats.
There are a number of pages on antifreeze poisoning on PoC because it is such an major danger to cats. In parts of the UK cat antifreeze poisonings are probably forcing a change in the culture of the cat owning British to keep cats inside permanently. This is certainly the case in areas where there appears to a serial cat killer on the loose as is happening in Calverton.