Monday, February 15, 2010

Are Farm Animal Attractions and Petting Zoos too dangerous for young children?

Blooloop.com has an interesting article about the dangers of petting zoos. Dangers of petting zoos? I didn't know there was such a thing. Well according to the article: "Following a serious outbreak of E.coli 0157 in the UK, during the latter part of 2009 which saw a number of children hospitalised and several farm attractions closed, Professor Hugh Pennington, Emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that parents should "think hard" before letting children, particularly those under the age of 5, touch animals at petting farms."

You can read the rest of the article here.