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Friday, July 08, 2005

"Aedins Law" Passes, Making Petting Zoos Safer

A bill to set stricter sanitation requirements for petting zoos received final passage by the Legislature on Wednesday and now awaits Gov. Mike Easley's signature. The measure was prompted by an outbreak of bacterial infection that struck 108 visitors - more than half of them children - to petting zoos at the North Carolina State Fair last fall. The bill is called "Aedin's Law" in honor of 2-year-old Aeden Gray of Orlando, Fla., one of 15 children whose exposure led to a life-threatening kidney ailment. The law will require petting zoo operators to be inspected and obtain a permit from the state Agriculture Department. It also allows the department to set rules regarding animal care, hand-washing facilities, signs warning the public of health and safety issues, and any other requirements to protect visitors from potential harm. In April, the department announced stricter rules for animal exhibits that will apply to the upcoming state fair.

2 Comments:

At 1:53 AM, Blogger Quit Smoking said...

Hello fellow fisherman,

Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during "prime time"; fish feeding hours?

Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

Don't believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen's story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : "Evening Secrets plus more"

I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

You will be one of the first to try it out.

Gone Fishin',

Neil

 
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