The Role of a Factory Farm Vet
Many think of veterinarians as caring individuals overseeing our animals. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to the veterinary profession that is hidden from public view.
A growing number of vets work on farms that bear no resemblance to Herriot folklore. They work in dimly lit sheds and in abattoirs, and their work helps to prop up the factory farming system. Their aim is to keep animals alive long enough to be slaughtered profitably or to ensure they keep churning out enough milk or eggs to be commercially viable. This is the less romantic side of the veterinary profession.
In this article we offer a solution: reassert the role of vets on factory farms.