ACT NOW: Tell AVMA Devocalization is Mutilation. Don't Justify It!
The American Veterinary Medical Assn. is Poised to Adopt a Devocalization Policy That Will Hurt Animals
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has historically sanctioned devocalization, cutting vocal cords just to stifle a dog’s or cat’s voice. A dangerous, painful surgery even in the hands of qualified vets, devocalization is brutal punishment for the “crime” of communicating. No vet should ever do this to an animal. No veterinary association should ever condone it. But the AVMA does.
Despite public outcry against devocalization in recent years, the AVMA Executive Board has proposed a new policy that will further entrench veterinary support for this inhumane, unnecessary surgery. And that ensures dogs and cats will continue to be mutilated.
AVMA’s Policy Protects Veterinary, Breeding and Animal-Testing Industry Interests.
But it Leaves Dogs and Cats Vulnerable to Devocalization.It’s Up for a Vote January 3-6, 2013
TAKE ACTION NOW!
1) First, Be an Informed Advocate. Read about the AVMA policy and what concerned vets propose as an alternative.
Then take action!
2) Call and/or fax weekdays between 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Central Standard Time. Be calm, brief and polite. Tell AVMA it’s high time for the association to take an unequivocal stand against devocalization; cutting vocal cords to stifle a dog’s or cat’s voice is an act of cruelty that no vet should ever perform, no veterinary association should ever condone.
Phone: Dr. Gail Golab, Director, AVMA Animal Welfare Division, 1-847-285-6618
Can’t get through?
Phone: 1-800-248-2862, ext. 7
Calls and faxes are best. In addition, you can:
GET THE WORD OUT!
United we stand; divided, it’s animals who fall.
1) Post This to Facebook:
Tell the American Veterinary Medical Assn. “Stop justifying devocalization. No vet should ever cut vocal cords to stifle a dog’s or cat’s voice! No veterinary association should ever condone it.” Call: 1-847-285-6618 or 1-800-248-2862, ext. 7. Please be calm and polite! Learn more: http://cprpets.weebly.com/avma-devocalization-policy-hurts-animals.html
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Hey @AVMAvets: #Devocalized dogs/cats r given up&euthanized like any other. Don’t justify this cruel surgery. RT
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