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Saturday, July 11, 2009

American Veterinary Medical Association Makes Despicable Decision

Unfathomable.

From Veterinary News....
An AVMA resolution was quietly killed this afternoon that would have revised its policy on use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing and education.

The controversial resolution, submitted by the AVMA’s House Advisory Committee, called on the association to oppose the use of live animals “procured from animal shelters or the use of live animals procured from dealers” for use in veterinary education.

Without a word, the House of Delegates scuttled the resolution during a voice vote. In June, the organization’s Executive Board sided against proposed revisions to the policy statement.

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

But of course... what can we expect from a group of adult that actually partake in this event:
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Fish-will-fly-at-AVMA-convention/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/603757

Seriously... we're in big trouble if this is who's monitoring animal welfare --