JaneUnChainedEUROPE LIVE from Zurich, Switzerland where demonstrators with ATAZ protest against vet-students who hosted a pig race followed by a celebration over a roasted suckling pig. Protesters ask lots of questions: Where is the compassion for the baby pig? Don’t people go to vet school because they love animals? Why kill them when eating animals is unnecessary?
You may wonder how a person training to treat and care for animals could find this kind of celebration acceptable. Most veterinarians are trained to treat customary companion animals like cats or dogs. But pigs, which can also make great pets with the right care, are even smarter than dogs and cats. Furthermore, they are just as sentient. These future veterinarians demonstrate a complete lack of compassion for these pigs. Why else would they have chosen to use them for entertainment and a meal? We hope one day that veterinary training will teach students compassion for all lifeforms, but for now, activists worldwide will speak up for them!