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