Archive for August, 2013

Toxic warning labels… for pets.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The Oregonian has an article in today’s paper telling the story of a pet owner whose cat became sick from eating lilies purchased from a grocery store. The pet owner filed a lawsuit alleging that the grocery store and its floral distributor had a duty to disclose to consumers that the plant is toxic to animals. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for the vet bills and an agreement that the companies will label lilies as dangerous for cat consumption.

I suppose that a person’s opinion of this matter depends on whether the person knew that lilies were bad for cats in the first place.