Friday, October 22, 2010

And Now...Egg Industry Speaker Recommends AVMA Abandon Concept of Human-Animal Bond

In the October issue of Veterinary Practice News, a veterinarian and regular contributor openly slammed the egg industry. It was similar to my blog content, sans the distracting hyperlinks. Her disillusionment was incited by her visit to a so-called animal welfare symposium at the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Conference.

Here's what she said about the keynote "animal welfare" speaker at this symposium: 

"...he urged us to tell the American Veterinary Medical Association to “abandon the concept of the human-animal bond.”

Apparently this speaker suggested veterinarians use the term "human-animal interface" instead. I don't think this should make us less guilt-ridden about treating billions of animals like inanimate, unfeeling machines. We just cannot continue to ignore the animal abuse that is rampant in animal agribusiness.

Click here to read the full article. Or, if you're feeling lazy, here's the article's conclusion: 

"We deserve the kind of lashing dealt out by the likes of HSUS"

Yep, it's pretty close to what I would have written. Except I would have changed the title "Animal Welfare Speaker Lays an Egg" to the more accurate"Egg Industry Representative Masquerades as Animal Welfare Speaker and Condones Animal Abuse." Alas, not everyone is as  blunt as I am. I have to give Vet Practice News some credit for printing the article at all. They had to have known it would make the egg industry very angry.

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