“Veterinarians and pet owners need to understand more about the pain animals suffer,” said Yoshihisa Yamane, President of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association,who led the study group. This MAN DOES RESEARCH USING ANIMAL SUBJECTS.August 31, 2011
This was a study done by Yoshihisa Yamane, the current President of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association. The most telling statement is in the article and used for the title of this article. What does this tell you about the man who is the President of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association and the state of the animals that he has QUIETLY allowed to suffer. Don’t let the fact that the man is a veterinarian fool you into thinking that the cares about the animals or that he became a veterinarian because of his love of animals. His reason to become a veterinarian is for other reasons as my other article indicates. He is a cold-blooded killer. The reason that the Japan Veterinary Association has stood to the side and allowed the Fukushima animals to die is because he is an RESEARCHER. HE DOES RESEARCH USING ANIMALS> GET IT? Studies are in another article.
TOKYO, Nov. 22 (Kyodo) – A quarter of Japanese veterinarians use no painkillers in operations on dogs and cats, believing them unnecessary and feeling concern about their side effects, a survey by a study group on animal pain found Monday.
“Veterinarians and pet owners need to understand more about the pain animals suffer,” said Yoshihisa Yamane, who led the study group.
The group plans to create a “pain index,” which gives a numerical indication of the pain an animal is suffering judging by their appetite and other biological signs, in March next year, said Yamane, also a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.
The group sent questionnaires to 6,600 veterinarians across Japan, of whom 470 responded.
All of them answered that animals feel pain. But 26 percent of the respondents said they use no painkillers before, during or after operations.
Among those who give the animals under their care no painkillers, 40 percent said giving the drugs is unnecessary and 30 percent cited the possibility of side effects of the drugs.
Twenty to 40 percent of the respondents said they use anesthesia during castration and sterilization operations, but use no painkillers.
Those using painkillers account for 34 percent. Another 34 percent responded they use the drugs only during operations they judge they themselves would feel pain undergoing.
Nineteen percent of veterinarians use no painkillers for dogs and cats suffering from cancer, with 60 percent of these veterinarians saying they do not know which painkillers to prescribe.
Some vets who do not use painkillers on animals under their care believe painkillers compromise the effects of treatment and do not see dogs and cats show pain during operations such as castrations, said Ayako Imai, a research team member and veterinarian.
But Imai said, “Animals often touch scars because of stress from pain and worsen them. They also try not to show their pain because they don’t want to show their weakness” to anyone but their owners
Date: 11/22/04 04:24 ESTUpdated: 04:49 AM EST -