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Lefists are generally excellent at exposing this, I reckon, though we do not need more leftist medicine to fix the problem... it is people's lack of responsible behavior and their inability to take long-term care of a pet at the core of the problem

just like people who think they need 1lb of meat daily which are sponsoring factory farms. If all these factories were replaced with "real farms, meat would still be more expensive and that would drive down consumption

then of course, in a money-free society, there wouldn't be any incentive to turn pets and other animals into a lucrative business to start with.

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Pet Perspectives: Pet-Ownership Now A $52 Billion Industry
une 10, 2013
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/06/10/pet-perspectives-pet-ownership-now-a-52-billion-industry/


SHELTERS OVERWHELMED WITH PETS
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=animal+shelters+pet+overwhelmed&t=ffnt&atb=v53-4&ia=web


ANIMAL TORTURE CANDIDATES
As of 2014, between 6 and 8 million companion animals are abandoned every year, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This figure only accounts for cats and dogs and does not include other animals kept as pets.

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Your Taxes Are Funding a Secret, Multibillion-Dollar Government Enterprise That Tortures and Kills Tens of Millions of Animals Every Year
feb 26 2016

Last week—following criticism from bipartisan Congress members, citizens, press, and advocacy groups like the White Coat Waste Project, a nonprofit that seeks to eliminate cruel, wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal testing—the U.S. Department of Agriculture began to reverse course on its unjustifiable animal welfare database blackout. It started by restoring documents about government and other animal laboratories. This is a crucial resource, but we’re still fighting systemic government transparency failures about $15 billion in wasteful taxpayer-funded experimentation on dogs and other animals.

Months before the recent USDA purge—a scandal first exposed by WCW—we released "Spending to Death," a report documenting cruel and unnecessary government dog experiments, and a troubling abundance of secrecy about the practice and what it costs.

As reported in the Washington Post, we used the now-notorious USDA animal welfare database to reveal that agencies—including Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health and others—subjected more than 1,100 dogs to experiments in 2015. The USDA data indicated that this number had increased from the year before, and that one quarter of these dogs were subjected to experiments involving pain and distress. These basic figures are not available elsewhere, so it’s encouraging that USDA is in the process of restoring access to these documents. For non-federal animal laboratories, the database also includes evidence of any abuses documented by government inspectors, which can be grounds for losing taxpayer funding.
http://www.alternet.org/environment/your-taxes-are-funding-secret-multibillion-dollar-government-enterprise-tortures-and


http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/

USDA abruptly purges animal welfare information from its website
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/03/the-usda-abruptly-removes-animal-welfare-information-from-its-website/?utm_term=.b26ce2d359ec

The Horrible Hundred 2016: Puppy Mills Exposed
“Horrible Hundred” dog breeding operations that have been cited for welfare violations.
http://www.humanesociety.org/horrible-hundred-2016-puppy-mills-exposed.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/


BUT WE FOLLOW THE MONEY... ???
The NIH laments that 90 percent of drugs that work in animal tests fail in humans because they are dangerous or ineffective. In the agency’s current Strategic Plan, it writes, "animal models often fail to provide good ways to mimic disease or predict how drugs will work in humans, resulting in much wasted time and money while patients wait for therapies." Still, 47 percent of the agency’s $32 billion budget is spent on animal experiments.  At an NIH lecture last year titled, "Inefficiency and Waste in Biomedical Research," the former President of the American College of Epidemiology reported that as much as 87.5 percent of biomedical research—especially animal experimentation—is flawed, redundant or completely unnecessary.
https://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2016/07_01_2016/story3.htm
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