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2012 RCVS Election Statement


1972 Graduate, Royal Veterinary College, London.
1980s Established four location mixed practice Sydney, Australia.
1980s Gradual dawning that the domestic carnivores under my care were all adversely affected by junk food diets. Periodontal disease affected most; niggly malaise and minor diseases affected younger animals. End stage cancer, diabetes and organ failure affected older animals. As if by magic a diet based on raw meaty bones prevented most and cured a majority of pets’ ailments. Owners marvel how old animals become like kittens and puppies again.
1991 Blew the whistle on the junk pet-food/veterinary alliance.
1992/3 Circulated RCVS and Deans of all British veterinary schools lecture monographs alerting them to the unmistakeable incompetence and negligence of the veterinary leadership.
1992 Commenced campaign to educate and inform the veterinary profession, pet-owning and wider public about the junk pet-food fraud.
1996 Website established
1997 First time candidacy for RCVS election
2001 Raw Meaty Bones published
2004 Raw Meaty Bones nominated for Australian College of Veterinary Scientists prize 
2004 Early Day Motion
2005 Work Wonders published
2005 Early Day Motion
2006 to present: Lectures, articles and political campaigns for better pet health, human economy and natural environment.


My 1998 RCVS election manifesto posed basic questions:
Does it concern you that modern small animal veterinary science is founded on information derived from artificially fed animals?

Is it of concern that the majority of artificially fed animals suffer from periodontal and other diet induced diseases including an "AIDS-like" condition?
Does the absence of naturally fed controls, in veterinary practice and clinical research, suggest a drift towards pseudo science?
The human medical and dental professions extol the benefits of a healthy natural diet, but the veterinary profession is influenced at every level by the junk pet-food industry. Does this matter?
Roger Meacock asks why basic questions remain to be addressed let alone answered:
Can the veterinary profession, regulated by the RCVS, claim to be an authority on animal health whilst failing to acknowledge and investigate concerns first raised in 1991— concerns that are endorsed annually by hundreds of veterinarians voting at RCVS elections?
David Cuffe comments
I have voted for you in every RCVS election for many years. I have bought, read, and loaned out Raw Meaty Bones, and after most of a career automatically warning against feeding bones I eventually saw sense and realised the degree of advertising propaganda which encouraged me to think, incorrectly, that dogs are 'omnivores' and that feeding cereal based commercial food was largely responsible for increased longevity in dogs and cats. So most UK (I am Irish, but London based) vets believe, unthinkingly; as I did. They are genuine in these beliefs if somewhat dense. But that is the effect of merchandising propaganda on a largely unquestioning profession.

The veterinary profession, RCVS and DEFRA have the resources and the legal and moral obligation to investigate the pet food/pet disease connection. Please consider and please show your support.

Thank you.

Tom Lonsdale
PO Box 6096
Windsor Delivery Centre
NSW 2756
Tel: +61 2 4577 7061



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