For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Sacramento, Calif. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation veterinarian Dr. Christine Capaldo in support of A.B. 2215, a California bill—passed by the state Assembly and Senate and now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval—that would allow veterinarians to discuss the use of cannabis in the treatment of animals:
My licensed veterinary colleagues in California should be allowed to discuss the use of marijuana products with people who are concerned about providing for their companion animals’ care, and a veterinarian’s input would protect animals from toxic overdoses. It’s extremely important that animal guardians talk with medical professionals about a possible alternative for pain relief in animal patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of traditional medications.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information about PETA is available at PETA.org.