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More on the AVMA oath revision, to include welfare

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently modified the veterinarian’s oath to include a concern for animal welfare. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan noted on Friday the inclusion of the phrase, “prevention of animal suffering.”

It’s an important revision and I hope this is another move forward for animal welfare.

In her feature on the subject, Lisa Hare includes this – “” For decades, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has upheld confinement farming practices, including veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages, and for years, strongly opposed revisions to the oath. “”

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Video of the Day – Smithfield Foods undercover video

The Humane Society of the United States released this video – from inside a facility run by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods – on December 15. It documents the horrible and extremely inhumane conditions female pigs endure in gestation crates.

*** WARNING – Some scenes in this footage are very difficult to watch and contain images of injured pigs.

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