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The Dark Truth Behind The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank according to A PETA Investigation Exposé

In a shocking revelation, a recent undercover investigation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has uncovered disturbing practices at The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB) in Indiana. The investigation reveals a crude operation that keeps nearly 900 dogs and cats confined to barren kennels and crowded pens for life, subjecting them to inhumane conditions and exploitation.

Exploiting Vulnerable Animals. The undercover investigation at TVBB uncovered egregious practices, including the bleeding of animals who were elderly, emaciated, medicated, and sick. Shockingly, animals with conditions such as upper respiratory infections or bone cancer were subjected to the brutal procedure of blood extraction. These vulnerable animals, already suffering from various ailments, were further exploited for profit by TVBB.

Selling Blood for Profit. TVBB profits from the blood extracted from these animals by selling it to major veterinary chains with hospitals across the United States. The blood is used for various purposes, including transfusions and medical treatments for other animals. This unethical practice not only perpetuates the suffering of the animals at TVBB but also raises serious concerns about the welfare and safety of animals in the veterinary industry.

Barren Kennels and Crowded Pens. The investigation also revealed the dismal living conditions endured by the animals at TVBB. Dogs and cats were confined to barren kennels and crowded pens, deprived of proper enrichment and socialization. Many of these animals spent their entire lives in confinement, devoid of the basic comforts and freedoms that all living beings deserve.

Call for Accountability. PETA’s undercover investigation into TVBB shines a light on the dark truth behind the exploitation of animals for profit. The findings highlight the urgent need for accountability and reform within the veterinary industry to ensure the ethical treatment of animals and the protection of their welfare.

The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank’s exploitation of nearly 900 dogs and cats for profit is a stark reminder of the ongoing cruelty and exploitation that animals endure in various industries. PETA’s investigation exposes the harsh reality behind the scenes and underscores the importance of advocating for the rights and welfare of animals. It is imperative that measures are taken to hold TVBB accountable for its actions and to put an end to the exploitation and suffering of animals in the name of profit.

In a shocking revelation, a recent undercover investigation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has uncovered disturbing practices at The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB) in Indiana. The investigation reveals a crude operation that keeps nearly 900 dogs and cats confined to barren kennels and crowded pens for life, subjecting them to inhumane conditions and exploitation.

Exploiting Vulnerable Animals. The undercover investigation at TVBB uncovered egregious practices, including the bleeding of animals who were elderly, emaciated, medicated, and sick. Shockingly, animals with conditions such as upper respiratory infections or bone cancer were subjected to the brutal procedure of blood extraction. These vulnerable animals, already suffering from various ailments, were further exploited for profit by TVBB.

Selling Blood for Profit. TVBB profits from the blood extracted from these animals by selling it to major veterinary chains with hospitals across the United States. The blood is used for various purposes, including transfusions and medical treatments for other animals. This unethical practice not only perpetuates the suffering of the animals at TVBB but also raises serious concerns about the welfare and safety of animals in the veterinary industry.

Barren Kennels and Crowded Pens. The investigation also revealed the dismal living conditions endured by the animals at TVBB. Dogs and cats were confined to barren kennels and crowded pens, deprived of proper enrichment and socialization. Many of these animals spent their entire lives in confinement, devoid of the basic comforts and freedoms that all living beings deserve.

Call for Accountability. PETA’s undercover investigation into TVBB shines a light on the dark truth behind the exploitation of animals for profit. The findings highlight the urgent need for accountability and reform within the veterinary industry to ensure the ethical treatment of animals and the protection of their welfare.

The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank’s exploitation of nearly 900 dogs and cats for profit is a stark reminder of the ongoing cruelty and exploitation that animals endure in various industries. PETA’s investigation exposes the harsh reality behind the scenes and underscores the importance of advocating for the rights and welfare of animals. It is imperative that measures are taken to hold TVBB accountable for its actions and to put an end to the exploitation and suffering of animals in the name of profit.

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Online contact forms for most Ethos hospitals can be found on their websites’ “Contact Us” pages. Note that hospitals in the Ethos Veterinary Health network go by their own local names, so you may not know they’re part of the Ethos network until you search the directory above.

Feel free to draw from the example below, but remember that using your own words will help call attention to your message. Note that some online contact forms may have character limits.

As a customer, I was shocked to learn that The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank—an Indiana business that imprisons nearly 900 cats and dogs for life—says it sells blood to your chain. TVBB drew blood from sick, elderly, emaciated, and medicated animals, even though using such blood can be dangerous to the critically ill and injured recipients of emergency transfusions. Please reconsider any relationship your hospital has with TVBB and obtain blood only from healthy animals who live in homes with loving families.

SEND YOUR VET THIS ARTICLE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Follow up by calling your veterinary clinic or having an in-person conversation with your veterinarian.

 Here are some suggested talking points:

  • As a customer of [clinic name], I urge you to reconsider any relationship your location has with The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank, an Indiana business that keeps hundreds of dogs and cats confined for life to sell their blood to veterinary clinics.
  • Workers drew blood for sale from elderly and emaciated dogs and from animals sick with bone cancer, infections, or other maladies.
  • If my dog or cat needed a blood transfusion, I’d expect the blood they received to be healthy and uncontaminated. But if your location purchases blood from TVBB, I worry that it would put my sick or injured animal companion at risk.
  • Please obtain blood only from animals who live in loving homes with loving families and are volunteered for periodic blood donations by their guardians.

If staff at the hospital refer to the current blood shortage, here are some additional points:

  • There wouldn’t be a blood shortage if the veterinary community invested more in community-based blood banks. What is your location doing to address this situation?
  • If patients receive blood purchased from TVBB, there’s a good chance it was taken from animals who were themselves sick or medicated—putting the health of the recipient animal at risk. Wouldn’t you rather see that the “donor” animal was a healthy member of the community?
  • Your hospital’s mission is to help animals, but if you purchase blood from TVBB, you’re supporting a business that causes animal suffering.

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