Do you think all Veterinarians should be required to be vegetarians?

If all Veterinarians are not vegetarians — doesn’t that post an alarming disconnect in the caring for the animal?

How can you eat animals while healing them as your profession?

How’s this for the penultimate conflict of interest:  “I can’t save Petunia the pig tonight; but I’ll have her as a slab of bacon in the morning.”


  1. What about vegetarian pets? I’ve read about people who keep their pets on a strict vegetarian or even vegan diet and have healthy pets.

  2. Hi Gordon —
    That is certainly an important condition to consider, though most vets will tell you animals need to eat other animals in order to get all their nutrients. Others, as you suggest, argue any animal can sustain a long lifetime on veggies only.

  3. I think it’ a good point. Why not ask your vet if he or she eats meat? Fair question that should tell you lots about what they care about.

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