A group of veterinary surgeaons has written an open letter to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to ask them to blacklist homeopathy from the treatments veterinary surgeons are allowed to offer animals and their owners. They believe that the current position of allowing veterinary surgeons to prescribe homeopathic treatments, which have been proven not to work, is both an animal welfare issue and fails to meet the standard required for scientific veterinary practice. This is a disservice to the animals and their owners. They state:
“We believe the RCVS should not allow members to prescribe homeopathy because:
- It is an animal welfare issue
- It undermines public confidence in mainstream medicine
- It would further differentiate veterinary surgeons from unlicensed healers
- It devalues conventional treatments
- It devalues conventional qualifications
- It would allow the veterinary profession to take the lead, forging the way for our human medical counterparts to do the same.
There is also an online petition that you can sign.
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