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Re: [vegan-397] Does anyone know a vegan veterinarian in PDX metro area?

From: Charles
Sent on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:30 AM
I certainly don't want to start an argument, and I'm sorry this is getting pushed to the in boxes of everyone on this list, but I think it's important to remember that veterinarians are not there for your companion animals; they are there for the paying customer. Many will put down a perfectly healthy animal just because the owner no longer wants it. They study and dissect healthy and unhealthy animals in school. They benefit greatly from animal testing.

It's their job to make the human happy. If the human cares about their pet, well that works out for the pet. It does nothing for any other animal. That's not to say that some, or even most, vets don't care about animals. It's simply that they tend to care about animals in the same commodity-minded way that animal farmers do. It's not about ethics, it's about economy.


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Judith Beck <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi! Becky:
 
I'm sorry that I can't help you find a Vegan Veterinarian, but your post raises some fascinating questions for me.
What do you mean by a Vegan Veterinarian?
If one is a Veterinarian and therefore, caring for various animals, one would hope that this person has a caring for these animals. And so would not want to exploit them by eating them, or mistreating them by using them to extract various animal products like dairy, leather, wool, etc.
So one could conclude that ALL Veterinarians would be Vegan!
That you are having trouble finding such a one, even ONE,  is indicative of the "Double Mind think" that exists in our society.
 
"I LOVE my dog, but I EAT animals and derivatives of their bodies!"
 
Good Luck,
Judith

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Becky <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone know of a vegan veterinarian in PDX metro area?

(I'm having a shockingly difficult time finding one!)

Thanks,

-Becky-




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