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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Animal Welfare

The AVMA, American Veterinary Medical Association, has once again disappointed animal welfare activists (August 2006). At their recent annual meeting the AVMA, representing veterinarians across the United States, refused to place animal welfare over the economic interests of agribusiness.

Farm Sanctuary had introduced a resolution stating that "veterinarians have an ethical obligation to promote animal welfare.” However, the AVMA counteracted this resolution with one of their own in which they support "responsible use of animals for human purposes" without defining what is “responsible.” Farm Sanctuary had been urging the AVMA not to support "irresponsible" farming systems, including the severe confinement of pregnant sows in gestation crates and calves in veal crates, crowded battery cages for egg-laying hens and the brutal force-feeding of ducks for foie gras, which the AVMA denied. The American Veterinary Medical Association has failed farm animals and those who are concerned about them.

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