Category: Opinion

Food production and the environment: how much responsibility do we bear?

On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report called “Climate Change and Land”. The report, written by 100 authors from developed and developing countries, made news headlines. It addressed the extent of the contribution to greenhouse gas emissions of forest destruction, agricultural food production, and […]

Vet Ethics: Can you be cruel to a robot pet?

Popular culture has started to examine the question of whether it is wrong to harm robots. In the series Westworld, the android inhabitants of a Wild West-style theme park are sometimes treated decently by the human visitors. But they are often mistreated and deliberately damaged, sometimes sadistically and immorally. Or […]

Eagle Post: A consideration of the past year in the US

The year 2018 brought turmoil to the US veterinary profession, making it a miniature reflection of the turmoil in the US. Mergers and acquisitions Coming off its multibillion-dollar buy in 2017, of the second-largest veterinary hospital chain in North America (Veterinary Clinics of America or VCA), Mars Inc. (yes, the […]