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Accalimed neurosurgeon ecnourages kindness to animals 02.04.2012
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 06:42:17 PM »
ADMIRED surgeon Charlie Teo wants doctors to speak out against animal cruelty.

He is urging his medical colleagues to extend the compassion they have for people to animals.

Dr Teo is a council member for Voiceless, which works to improve the lives of factory-farmed animals.

The Sydney-based neurosurgeon, who has helped save the lives of hundreds of Australians, said doctors gave anaesthesia to animals being used for experiments, but more needed to be done.

"We hold a privileged role in society; we are trusted as scientific minds and reliable carers," he writes in the Medical Journal Australia's online newsletter InSight.

"Yet there is a glaring contradiction in our tolerance of factory farming procedures.

"Infant animals are routinely mutilated without pain relief - the tails, teeth and testicles of piglets, the beaks of chicks, and the horns, tails and testicles of calves."