Monday 16th April 2018 12.30pm
Demonstration in support of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM). Meet 12.30pm Parliament Square Gardens, London March starts at 1pm – Expected finish 3pm.
The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) issued a statement on the 3rd November 2017 effectively threatening legal action under the Animal Welfare Act if a vet, and potentially the owner, use homeopathy or other complementary medicines before using conventional pharmaceuticals.
Even more concerning is that after Brexit, complementary therapies won’t be protected by EU law and vets may altogether lose the right to use them.
Amazingly the RCVS Council made this statement without consulting any homeopathic vets, academics or researchers but was influenced by a small group of so-called sceptics none of whom have ever qualified in or practised homeopathy. Their views are not representative of the majority of vets in the UK.
There is poor evidence for much of conventional veterinary practice and procedures and some have no scientific support at all. However the basis of this RCVS Council statement is that homeopathy does not have a recognised body of evidence. This is totally incorrect.
There is growing interest in homeopathy and other complementary therapies from animal owners as they seek other options where conventional medicines have failed or produced adverse side effects or when they just want to have their animals treated in a more holistic way.
On the website there is more information about the campaign to get the RCVS to retract their statement including;
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