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The US is normalizing the cruelest mass killing method to stop bird flu

From OurHonor.org
November 2023

Petition: Condemn heatstroke-based killing

Veterinarian's Oath from AVMA

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.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

heat stroke chickens

On Friday, Vox released an article about Bird Flu surging and the suffering of chickens who’s lives end by Ventilation Shutdown (VSD). Check out this article! One excerpt is as follows:

In January, I covered the growing movement of veterinarians who are challenging what they see as their profession’s alliance with the factory farm industry. Not long after, the AVMA [American Veterinary Medical Association] denied admission to some veterinarians who are critical of VSD+ to its Humane Endings Symposium, a conference on animal kill methods.

“I’ve been an AVMA member for 11 years. It is my responsibility as a veterinarian to question our profession’s role in allowing public funding of heatstroke-based mass killing of millions of animals, a method that should be considered criminal animal cruelty,” Crystal Heath, one of the vets who were barred from the symposium, told me. “It is disturbing that such discussions are forbidden.”

The AVMA is now at work on the next edition of its depopulation guidelines. It’s unclear whether the classification of VSD+ will change, and the AVMA didn’t respond to a request for comment for this story.



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