Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Colegio de Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico
Tourists shocked at the sight of starving street dogs contact shelters or rescuers. These tourists share their stories on travel blogs. The world is aware of the
chronic problem which plagues and humiliates Puerto Rico. How can the department of tourism combat such bad press?
Animal Activists cry for sterilization programs. The leading animal professionals are silent on the issue; why?
A wise woman I spoke with said, “How can the vets be for outsiders coming in to neuter animals when their biggest clients are breeders or rescuers?”
It’s easy to be altruistic when your ability to earn a living isn’t affected. It is not unreasonable to be worried and want to protect what they have worked hard to achieve.
The veterinarians of Puerto Rico must have legitimate concerns which should be addressed. I’m guessing that they are concerned about more than just their living.
Is it possible to work out a solution? It’s amazing what we can do when we just talk with each other.