Hmmm, I have sharp, pointy carnivore teeth humans. No grinding molars here. So I’m confused. How did the pet food industry and the veterinary profession and big pharma so dupe you humans into believing the rhetoric ruh? I suppose it’s bepaws the pet food industry is who teaches veterinarians the little nutrition they do learn and to make sure they promote their poopy food, they give them uh grrreat incentives (that equals money of course). Ask any veterinarian willing to be truthful and DO the right thing, and you’ll find out the truth -if you want to that is. Of course that takes effort. And hey and then there is the “get them to eat this crap food, and then their teeth will get rotten and smelly so you vets will get extra business. Then you can also remind the owners to vaccinate, buy topical flea/tick treatments, and whatever else sort of toxic junk you can sell and then we make the pharmaceutical companies rich too and we’re all happy. Well not everyone, the animals die young and live miserable lives, and the owners are sad and out a lot of dollars but so what if we’re all bringing in the dollars, WOO HOO”. Yeah and that is why you need to wake up and rrreally smell your animals people. If they smell then chances are it is the toxic food and drugs you are feeding and using on them, WOOF!
And hey, if you need to validate your decisions through a veterinarian rather than make your own, common sense, owner decision, then go ask Dogtor J or Dr. Lonsdale for the answer you should already know, WOOF! Here is a portion of his latest newsletter:
Part of the Raw Meaty Bones campaign involves standing for the council of the Royal College of Veterinary(RCVS) http://www.rawmeatybones.com/elections.html. The RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the UK whose function it is: *To safeguard the health and welfare of animals committed to veterinary care through the regulation of the educational, ethical and clinical standards of the veterinary profession, thereby protecting the interests of those dependent on animals and assuring public health.
*To act as an impartial source of informed opinion on animal health and welfare issues and their interaction with human health. ——————– Effectively, then, the RCVS is the official body responsible for the parlous state of the veterinary profession in the UK. By standing for election there is just a chance other vets will get to read about the issues and start to take notice. In each of the past nine years I received around 9 or 10% of the votes cast. This year the figure slipped to 7.5%. No other candidates mention the pet-food fraud so it seems UK vets are becoming less interested in putting their house in order.
When thanking the voters in a letter to the Veterinary Record, Journal of the British Veterinary Association, I also mentioned the RMB U-turn briefings for members of Parliament: ——————————- Dear Editor, RCVS Election Thank you to all supporters at the 2006 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons election — the tenth election highlighting the junk pet-food superstitions gripping the veterinary profession.
Eventually we shall win through. We must never give up. In the words of the late great J K Galbraith: ‘In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.’
In October 2005 the British Veterinary Association, speaking about raw meaty bones, stated that there is ‘an ongoing debate within the veterinary profession’. In March 2006 the UK Raw Meaty Bones Group invited seven British veterinary schools to give validity to the notion of an ‘ongoing debate’ and host discussions on the nutritional and medicinal benefits of natural foods for domestic and wild carnivores. Not one veterinary school accepted the invitation. (See Campaign Diary www.ukrmb.co.uk )
Undaunted the UKRMB Group press on because, unlike the veterinary authorities, many Members of Parliament have indicated their willingness to discuss the five facets of the pet-food fraud. On Wednesday 12 July 2006 there is to be a two hour briefing for Members of both Houses of Parliament. For details please see www.rawmeatybones.com. Please, for the benefit of pets, pet owners and the wider community, encourage your MP to attend the briefing.
I welcome your comments and shall be pleased to meet colleagues during the European 2006 Raw Meaty Bones U-turn Tour.
Tom Lonsdale —————————- Unfortunately the British Veterinary Association appears contemptuous of Parliament, BVA members and the wider community. Martin Alder the editor of the Veterinary Record wrote: —————————- Dear Tom, Thank you for sending us your letter.
Traditionally, we publish ‘thank you’ letters from candidates standing in the RCVS Council elections as a courtesy to those candidates. However, with space being limited, and having already published the manifestos, we need to keep them short. As for a number of other candidates, we will therefore be shortening your letter, and plan to publish the first two paragraphs only . . . I trust you will find this acceptable.
Martin —————————- President of the British Veterinary Association, Dr Freda Scott-Park and the President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons supported the Veterinary Record decision to keep British vets in the dark. —————————- Letter from President of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
2 June 2006 Dear Mr Lonsdale I write in reply to your letter of 29 May 2006 which I received by fax on 1 June 2006. I am also aware of e-mail correspondence which you have copied to the College in recent weeks in connection with the way in which the Editor of the Veterinary Record has responded to a letter you have submitted for publication. The decisions of the Editor are not matters for the College and it would be wholly inappropriate for the RCVS to seek to influence them in any way.
Members of the BVA and the profession generally may receive information about developments at Westminster: through a variety of media sources, including veterinary journals (other than the Veterinary Record), national newspapers and magazines.
Yours sincerely Mrs Lynne V Hill MVB MBA MRCVS President
—————————– Letter from President of British Veterinary Association
30th June 2006 Dear Mr Lonsdale Thank you for your letter of 29th May 2006.
As with all previous BVA Presidents, I do not seek to influence the content of the Veterinary Record, which is rightly the responsibility of the Editor.
BVA members and other veterinary surgeons can obtain news of developments from various sources, including other veterinary publications, more general publications such as magazines and newspapers and parliamentary websites.
Provided the nutritional needs of the individual animal are identified and addressed and provided health and safety protocols, e.g. food hygiene guidelines are followed, we as a profession have no objections if owners wish to provide their pets with alternative diets.
Yours sincerely, Dr Freda Scott-Park ———————————– Censorship and suppression are only part of the British Veterinary Association/Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons endeavour. They either facilitate or encourage British vets to capitalize on the epidemic of junk food induced disease: ———————————– OFF THE RECORD, NEWS FROM THE BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, Volume5 Issue7 July/August 2006
HOW CAN PET SMILE MONTH BENEFIT YOUR PRACTICE?
Pet Smile Month can benefit both pets and veterinary practices according to Bob Partridge, the event’s organizer. [Member of the Council of the RCVS] This year a £1 million TV advertising campaign is planned to get the healthcare message out to the pet-owning public. Pet Smile Month is excellent PR for the veterinary profession — but, he says, you have to take part to benefit.
The promotional activity will encourage pet owners to visit local participating practices to receive a free dental health check for their pets, by either a vet or trained member of staff. In addition to providing recommendations on dental treatment, preventative health will be discussed and the client will go home with a free dental-health goody bag, containing helpful leaflets and samples of products that can help to reduce dental disease.
BENEFITS So why should you give your time for free? The advertising allows the Pet Smile message to be spread across a wide range of pet owners. Signing up could bring new and lapsed clients back into your practice.
Since 80% of cats and dogs over the age of three have dental disease, all practices should benefit from the increase in dental work required. Other long-term benefits will include being able to offer this new pool of clients other preventative healthcare measures, such as vaccinations, wormers and flea treatment.
As in other areas of veterinary medicine, prevention is better than cure and Pet Smile Check-Ups are a fantastic opportunity for you to discuss preventative dental care. If your staff can successfully communicate the importance of tooth brushing, dental chews and specialist dental diets, this could be a new long-term source of revenue for your business.
CHANCE TO WIN A NEW DENTAL UNIT Hopefully your ‘ops’ list will be brimming with dental work but you may be wondering how your old scaler will cope with the increased workload. Well, it may not have to. Pet Smile Month has teamed up with Kruuse (UK) to offer a prize of a high tech dental unit worth £3000 to one lucky practice. Every Pet Smile Check-Up survey form returned will be placed in the draw. To make things easier, survey forms can be submitted online this year.
HOW TO REGISTER Return your registration form, or download details from the vet area at www.PetSmile.org. Demand will be high and early registrants will receive priority in the allocation of goody bags. ——————————– For more details about the Pet Smile propaganda campaign, funded by the Mars Corporation the company responsible more than any other for the 80% of pets suffering dental disease, see the UKRMB ‘Conspiracy’ page: www.ukrmb.co.uk _______________________________
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, REAL meaty bone, naturally clean teeth, toxin-free day, WOOF!