recently a california reporter held a public discussion about dangerous dogs. the panelists included peta VP laura lange, BRANDON FOUCHE (introduced as a behaviorist but we know he's not) and veterinarian DAVID HAWORTH, President and CEO of the Morris Foundation. the foundation's mission is to "advance veterinary medicine".
today DAVID HAWORTH, joins LAURA PROWICZ on the martian walk of shame. you might remember LAURA in "a bruise is a puncture is a gash is a degloving is an amputation is a fatality." better known in the language of psychopaths as milk is a table is a maggot is blood is a scar is cancer is death.
the following question was posed to all three panelists: what two types of dogs come to mind that have been in the media, or who have been known to bite somebody or hurt somebody?
DR DAVID HAWORTH answered:
This answer might sound a little flippant and i certainly don't mean it that way at all but the national insurance companies will tell you that the breeds most likely to bite are cocker spaniels and dachshunds. Of course they don't make the news because they're a lot smaller and so I think the important thing to remember is that all animals, all dogs can bite. They don't have that many ways to express themselves and their mouths tend to be the ones they use. So, in terms of two breed or breed types, I would say you are much more likely to be bitten by cocker spaniels and dachshunds.
(love that smirk at the end of his little spiel. he's so proud of himself!)
speaking of the "national insurance companies", last february Farmers insurance group, fed up with cutting huge checks for the damage caused by a handful of dog breeds decided to cut those breeds off entirely. care to guess the breeds? if you guessed cockers and doxies, you would be wrong.
later HAWORTH regurgitated the bloodhound myth among other nonsense. i finally had to stop listening. how sad. earning a DVM is no guarantee that you are capable of basic fact checking and critical independent thought or that you possess ethics.
so, what qualifies DR HAWORTH to sit on this panel?
from DR DAVID HAWORTH'S linked page (spelling and grammar errors are intact)
Resposible for designing, executing, analyzing and presenting data from clinical trial in support of registraiton of companion animal vaccine projects.
Lead Clinical sub-team of 2-5 individuals, responsible for executing clinical studies in support of full development programs. Primarily, but not exclusively, supporting companion animal vaccine projects.
Responsible for portfolio of Comapanion Animal biological projects. Lead several projects from early Discovery to late Development and post-marketing studies. Also Chair of site IACUC since July 2007.
Facilitate the development, evaluation, and implementation of proposals for collaborative research arising either internally or externally and participate in the identification of product development business opportunities arising from these collaborations. I also lead or collaborate on initiatives to support the sustainability of the veterinary profession and enhance the standard of global companion animal health care.
Dr DAVID HAWORTH has no experience or special training in animal behavior. he spent one measly year treating animals in a clinical setting before he launched to corporate stardom as a researcher, where he spent the next 11 years as a science whore for PFIZER, the world's largest pharmaceutical company. on the surface, HAWORTH does not appear to be qualified to advocate for pit bulldogs but scratch the surface and we find that he is uniquely qualified to advocate for pit bulldogs. it's a lateral move really, swapping the corporate psychopath for the canine psychopath.
aside from the animal suffering inherent in big pharma, there are other costs associated with being the world's largest pharmaceutical company. you can google pfizer legal scandals or check out Pfizer's corporate rap sheet; price fixing, illegal, false and misleading advertising, bribery, product liability, EPA violations, human rights violations, unsafe workplace, and mismanagement of employee pensions. Pfizer has racked up over 6 billion in fines while enjoying massive tax breaks and sending work overseas.
i'd say "Welcome to Club Psychopath DAVE!" but you never really left.