Mr Thomas Lonsdale
Thank you letter to voters
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May 2003 Media Release
Pushers of poison or dispensers of
medicine - you choose.
The fate of the
barber-surgeons, extinction, awaits the veterinary
profession - or so it seems on the current evidence.
Let's face it the barber-surgeons only managed to harm
those who came into direct contact. In an age of carrier
pigeons the majority were spared the opinions and
actions of the men in bloody frock coats. Nowadays bogus
opinions speed about the planet on a stream of electrons
and veterinary opinions, for that's what concerns us
here, often do harm.
Let's be honest,
mainstream veterinary opinion and its supporting
institutions pose considerable threat to the health and
comfort of the world's pets. At all levels vets endorse,
promote and sell artificial pet foods - the source of so
much disease and ill-health. When in fact the
alternative, a natural diet, acts as both food and
medicine for carnivores. Yes, natural food acts in the
treatment and prevention of disease.
our compartmentalised way of thinking we hailed the
advent of antiseptic surgery. We hailed the introduction
of penicillin. But those surgical and medical
innovations came complete with plenty of 'side-effects'
and in any case only served to improve treatment.
Natural foods serve to treat and prevent disease and the
veterinary profession and its schools and institutions
Artificial pet foods poison pets in
broadly three different ways. (Poisons, by definition
'cause death or injury'.)
i.) Foods that fail to clean the teeth
and gums also increase the available nutrients for the
oral bacteria. Bacterial overgrowth, plaque, gives rise
to periodontal disease and the production of toxins
which act locally and systemically to injure health.
ii) Inappropriate chemicals or
inappropriate balance of chemicals passing through the
intestines are absorbed into the blood and lymph and
transported to other organs with a range of adverse
ii.) Foods which are physically and
chemically unsuitable are imperfectly digested and
travel to the lower bowel where they provide nutrient
supply for a host of unwelcome bacteria. Those bacteria
produce toxic products, liquid and gaseous, that exert
adverse effects on the bowel wall and systemic organs.
Natural foods are, by Nature's design,
physically and chemically appropriate to the needs of
the carnivore. In numerous ways they restore and
maintain health. As a profession we need to recognize
this, we need to improve our expertise in treatment and
embrace an entirely new approach to disease prevention -
if we are to avoid the fate of the barber-surgeons.
And the good news is that it can be done and there
is a precedent. The dentists changed their attitude and
reversed their focus. 'Drilling, filling and billing'
became an anachronism as they adopted the new
preventative focus of brushing, flossing and
fluoridation. Nowadays there are fewer dentists, but
they enjoy high standing. That's the vision I have for
the veterinary profession. It can be achieved and every
vote counts. I hope I can count on yours.
PO Box 6096