Sunday, February 21, 2010

Slide Show for Vets

Tom Lonsdale, author of Raw Meaty Bones and Work Wonders: Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones, asked me to put together some slides to show to New Zealand veterinarians.  Dr. Lonsdale has campaigned to change veterinary education and vet's attitudes about raw feeding for more than 20 years.  I am happy to be an ally and apprentice.

Those of you who've read my blog entries on vets and pet food know the content is not flattering, to put it mildly.  Vets are both villains and dupes in the global pet-food conspiracy.  They are mis-educated about carnivorous pets, and they seem unable to think their way out of the traps pet food companies set for them in school.  Of course, they have financial incentives to remain loyal to Hill's and Iams, to sell commercial junk foods and to charge a fortune to clean pets' plaque-encrusted teeth and infected gums that are destroyed by kibbles and canned mush.

But let's assume practicing vets are victims of their perverted education and have not had opportunities to learn the truth about carnivorous pets.  This stretches credulity, but, for the present purpose, let's assume they are innocent victims, not conspirators.

Here's my lecture for vets in New Zealand:


This summary of many points made more fully elsewhere in this blog may serve to introduce some NZ vets to ideas they had not considered.  More likely, few will come to Dr. Lonsdale's lecture, and those who do will disregard the message.  

I am usually an optimist about people, but honestly, the self-interested promotion of commercial pet foods and the resistance of veterinarians to the raw-meaty-bones diet is obscene in a profession entrusted with the care and welfare of pets.

1 comment:

  1. I've just found your blog from the latest Tom Lonsdale's newsletters. It has been vry interesting reading. Your slide show was short and to the point. Too bad the vets won't go to see it.