A final word before the feathers fly

Nov 4, 2008

The Visalia Times-Delta ran a commentary on Saturday jointly written by the dean of the UC Davis Department of Veterinary Science Bennie Osborne and the director of the UC Veterinary Teaching and Research Center in Tulare James Cullor turning today's decision on Proposition 2 over to the voters.

The article noted that various UC Davis scientists have taken public positions on the proposition, both in favor and against, but that the University of California is neutral.

The School of Veterinary Medicine, the article said, is part of the nation's proud tradition of Land Grant Colleges and Universities.

"We are committed to generating and disseminating science-based information on all issues related to animal welfare, animal health, food safety and the role of animals in society," Cullor and Osborne wrote.

The University, they assured, will continue to foster discussion and research to establish the best animal health care and welfare strategies science can offer.

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By Jeannette E. Warnert
Author - Communications Specialist