Ethical Issues In Veterinary Schools

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1) Veterinary schools are now acting ethically in their use of animals in their educational programs. Not only that they are also acting business ethically as well. In the past, they were inhumanely killing animals. They were also leaving many to die. They even required terminal surgeries. However, with the commotion caused by their actions they made the entire veterinary education more ethical as a whole.
2) Now, around 90% of schools offer human anatomy computer programs as an alternative choice. Around 90% of schools now offer “willed body” programs. These are programs that acquire their animal cadavers from ethical sources, such as a natural death. Also, 96% of schools no longer use live animals in their student training. Over 90% of schools no longer require terminal surgeries. 25 out of 28 schools now offer alternatives for most or all of their unethical courses.
3) These statistics show how veterinary schools are performing more
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Others will state that many animals are left to die in terminal labs. They will even say that some animals are pronounced dead while they are alive. They are then thrown in a pile of carcasses with deceased animals. Many state the animals are killed after being performed on, and not cared for. Some say required courses are essentially slaughtering 100s of animals a week.
5) However, certain statistics can prove them incorrect. Almost 95% veterinary schools offer post-surgical recovery & care as part of their student education. This allows the students to care for the animals until they are back to health, as opposed to allowing them to die. As I previously stated, 25 out of 28 schools offer alternatives for most or all of their “unethical” courses. In addition, 100% of schools have prohibited the use of terminal labs altogether. These are labs where they allow the animals to die after the surgeries performed in the lab are
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