newsletter highlighting veterinary issues for
June 22, 2004 Volume 1, Number 15
In This Issue
· AVMA Target of Animal Rights Groups
· Track Agency Rules Online
Category of Links
Animal Rights Groups on Offensive Against AVMA
The AVMA released information yesterday that the June 21, 2004 edition of the New York Times (page 17 of the A section) carried a full-page ad entitled, “Has anyone betrayed more animals than the American Veterinary Medical Association?” The ad was paid for by the Animal Rights International, PETA, United Poultry Concerns and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.
A printable version of the ad is available at www.ari-online.org/cruelavma. The ad tells people to give a copy of this ad to their veterinarian and ask them to urge the AVMA to change their positions on sow housing/induced molting, etc. The ad also directs people to AVMAHurtsAnimals.com and to www.farmsanctuary.org for additional information.
ISVMA wants you to be aware of this aggressive smear campaign before clients or local press bring it to your attention.
If you are interested in following the progress of proposed agency rules, you can read the Flinn Report at http://www.legis.state.il.us/commission/jcar/flinn/flinn.asp. The first page of the May 28, 2004 report has information on proposed rules from the Illinois Department of Agriculture on the “Animal Welfare Act” (8 Ill Adm Code 25), “Bovine Brucellosis” (8 Ill Adm Code 75), “Diseased Animals” (8 Ill Adm Code 85) and “Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act” (8 Ill Adm Code 95).
some significant changes made in these proposed rules. ISVMA will
occasionally refer to the Flinn Report and direct
members to proposed rules changes on-line. If you have comments regarding a
proposed rule and don’t know how to submit them to the appropriate state
agency, contact ISVMA for assistance.
Dr. John W. Hanover (1920-2004)
John W. Hanover, DVM, died on June 16,
2004 after a long illness. Born on October
11, 1920 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Dr. Hanover graduated from Evanston High and
earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in
1946. A doctor of small animals, his
first job was in private practice at
Throughout his long career, Dr.
His community gained the benefit of his
volunteer service as well. In the
early 1970’s he was part of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Chicago
Animal Care Section of the Chicago Police Department and the Advisory
Committee to the Cook County Department of Animal Control. This culminated in 1975 when Dr.
As an academian
and strong supporter of his chosen profession, Dr.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Oak Brook, three children, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Two memorial services are being
offered. Friends and peers may pay
their final respects on Saturday, June 26th