Homeopathy For Pets??? Vet Says “No Way!” (Public Talk)
Homeopathy is an unusual kind of medicine that was invented in the early 19th century as an alternative to the leaches and blood-letting that were popular at the time. It’s so popular these days that homeopathic remedies can be found in almost every local chemist, and every health food shop. It’s a multi-million dollar industry.
The only trouble is that, despite many personal endorsements, there’s no real proof that it actually works. Further, it also claims to break a basic law of chemistry (and cooking!): the more you dilute something – the stronger it becomes. A tiny amount is stronger than a larger amount. Could this be? (see Homeopathy)
In recent times shops have even started selling homeopathic remedies for pets. In his talk for the Skeptics, outspoken vet, Dr Chris Andrews, will tell you why it’s just not on.
Dr Chris Andrews has been practicing as a vet for 28 years and is outspoken about his fears that clear thinking is being clouded in the veterinary profession.
Dr Andrews says that the public is demanding homeopathic treatments for their pets. “It is a great opportunity to make money which must not be taken. Homeopathy has a 200 year history of failing to get any runs on the board.”
“You are not treating the animal, you are treating the owner who is always already a believer in homeopathy.”
“Homeopathy texts talk about assessing the human psyche and treating the whole person, involving an emotional and spiritual assessment. How can this possibly be applied to animals?”
- Everyone’s welcome to this talk … feel free to come along to our social dinner from 6:30 pm.
|Date||13th July 2005|
|Time||8:00 pm (dinner 6:30pm)|
|Where||Imperial Hotel, function room|
|Entry||Gold coin donation|
For more information
- The Victorian Skeptics article on Homeopathy
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