Thursday, March 29, 2007
A vet named Fox advocates for companion animals
Dr. Michael Fox, a holistic veterinarian, writes a nationally syndicated column called "Animal Doctor" on animal health and behavior. On his web site, he discusses the human-animal bond, the ethics of how humans treat animals, the treatment of wild animals, and many other topics. He even writes poetry! If your local newspaper doesn't carry his column, you can read samples and even get Dr. Fox's recipes for homemade dog and cat food.
Dr. Fox brings an international perspective to his work; he's currently working to help save elephants in India. In discussing the recall of dog and cat foods made by menu foods, Dr. Fox notes that there are organizations working to end tests on animals.
He refers us to The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), one of the world's leading anti-vivisection campaigning organisations. The BUAV's vision is to create a world in which no one wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. The BUAV web site includes a list of some international pet food companies that do not test their foods on animals.
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