Archive for December 3rd, 2010

AVMA revises veterinary oath to stress the importance of animal welfare

The American Veterinary Medical Association has officially revised the Veterinarian’s Oath, to reflect a commitment to animal welfare.

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.”

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Greyhound injuries at West Virginia track on the rise despite ‘renovations’

The Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in West Virginia underwent renovations recently, supposedly to cut down on the number of injuries the greyhounds face in races there.

Well … , as is the case always where animals are exploited for profit, this project hasn’t worked out so good for the dogs. The Charleston Daily Mail reports injuries increased in the weeks after the renovations were completed.

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