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Humane Society Joining Forces with Vet Group

Combination of groups expected on Feb. 1, 2008.

The Humane Society of the United States and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights announced Monday that AVAR is reorganizing as a division within HSUS, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. HSVMA will provide veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians "an opportunity to participate in animal welfare programs, including disaster response, expanded hands-on animal care, neutering and spaying and advocacy for legislative, corporate and veterinary medical school reforms," according to the announcement.

AVAR board president Dr. Paula Kislak said the added resources of HSUS will allow HSVMA "to organize many more thousands of veterinarians in the broader cause of animal protection. There are about 80,000 veterinarians in the U.S., 3,500 of whom are affiliated with AVAR and 11,000 of whom "already are supporters" of HSUS, the statement outlined. Both AVAR and HSUS expressed frustration with the American Veterinary Medical Associaton, which they said "is on the opposite side of animal protection advocates or neutral on a wide range of unacceptable abuses of animals."

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