Category: Animal Safety


Paper Shredders Putting Kids and Pets at Risk of Major Injury

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 25, 2009

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a parent whose young child lost 3 fingers in a home paper shredder. It happened in a flash. The poor mother did everything she could to save the child’s little fingers but, alas, to no avail. Fingers are no match for the blades of a paper shredder. The fault of the parent? I think not. Can she sue someone for the injuries sustained by her child? Yes. Should she sue someone for the injuries sustained by her child? Yes. Read on. Manufacturers of paper shredders, whether for home or business use, are aware of the potential dangers of… Read More

Fatalities on the Rise in Vehicle-Animal Crashes

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 2, 2008

I was fascinated by the Associated Press report which begins with “Fatalities from vehicle crashes with deer and other animals have more than doubled over the last 15 years…” Click here to read the entire story. Being an animal lover, it pains me to think that the phrase “deer caught in the headlights” has real life and death consequences both for the deer and unsuspecting motorists and their passengers. But is it just the deer? What about farm animals who unwittingly escape the confines of the land in which they live? And the dog or cat whose owner turned their head for… Read More

Dog Bite Prevention Video – Victoria Wells

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 5, 2007

Here’s a great tip on how to avoid being bitten by a dog.  Victoria Wells discusses this issue in this fantastic video clip.  Courtesy www.youtube.com

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