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Media release: Sydney University brainwashing vets with junk pet-food propaganda

Dr Tom Lonsdale
Sydney, Australia

Feb 17, 2018 — There’s a crisis in Australian vet education where most vet schools are bought and paid for by the junk pet-food multinationals — notably Mars Inc., makers of Royal Canin, Pal, Whiskas etc. and Colgate-Palmolive makers of Hill’s Science Diet and Nestlé makers of Purina and Friskies.

Sydney University spent $25,000 on lawyers’ fees in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal blocking access to its secret ‘sponsorship’ deals with junk pet-food companies, Mars and Colgate.

The University indoctrinates vet students with junk food propaganda and sells its sponsors’ junk pet-food in its vet clinic. The healthful natural standard is specifically demonised.

Sydney University Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE) is a serial offender. Junk food proponents organise and teach CVE refresher courses for practising vets.

The CVE 19-23 February 2018 Internal Medicine Conference is organised by Professor Jill Maddison, a junk food ‘consultant’. All promotional material for the course, and directed at vets, prominently displays the ‘platinum’ Royal Canin and ‘gold’ Science Diet sponsors’ logos. Vets will gather to hear about fancy, expensive treatments for end-stage diseases — diseases mostly due to a daily diet of the sponsors’ packaged junk!

Professor Maddison told Channel 7 TV:

"I am a consultant for Friskies Petcare [division of Nestlé] because I believe that the nutritional value of good quality commercial food has improved the nutrition of our pets."

Drs Tom Lonsdale and Breck Muir say:

• Don’t believe the false advertising.
• Junk pet-food money lubricates the propaganda mill and controls the vet group-think.
• Packaged junk food devastates the health of pets.
• It’s all a nasty hoax. Pet owners pay dearly, vet students are brainwashed and cheated; pets pay with their lives.

Dr Lonsdale has filed a Government Information Public Access enquiry in an endeavour to follow the money trail.

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