Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Is "Dr." Andrew Carlton Covering Up Greyhound Racing's Dirty Secrets?

According to a recent alert by Grey2K USA, Arizona Department of Racing's Chief Veterinarian, Andrew Carlton, is in possession of injury reports for the state's racing greyhounds. Yet the Department repeatedly refuses to release this information to Grey2K USA.

Is Dr. Carlton complicit in a cover up of the horrors of greyhound racing?

Carlton, in fact, is not merely implicated in what may be a coverup of racing injuries causing the suffering of greyhound dogs. Web searches for Carlton reveal that he has a history of complaints. Another veterinarian, Janet Forrer, joined with a retired assistant U.S. Attorney General to file a complaint against Carlton in 2008,alleging that Carlton and two track vets, Betty Menke and Paul Pullen, were in violation of the Veterinary Practice Act. Allegations included: steroids being administered by staff not licensed to do so; lack of records for dogs; and most importantly, lack of oversight by Carlton.

In 2005, also under Dr. Carlton's tenure as the State Veterinarian for the Tucson Greyhound Park, animal cruelty investigators seized 76 greyhounds from conditions described as "deplorable." Dogs seized were found to be suffering from posible urinary tract ailments, kennel cough, and "blood diseases." Many were suffering from severe flea and tick infestation, mange, and possible internal parasites. 31 of the dogs were "very thin"; 21 had sores and 8 had puncture wounds and cuts. While Dr. Carlton was not necessarily implicated in the circumstances leading to their deplorable condition, a concerned animal lover must surely ask the question: "How good could his 'oversight' possibly be if such conditions were allowed to develop under his nose? Does this not indicate dereliction of duty on his part?"

An important fact that we all must realize is that nearly every horror visited upon animals in the United States -- from veterinary abuse/malpractice to vivisection to factory farming to puppy mills -- involves the complicity of veterinarians.

Read the facts. Is this one?

News Release with Appeal for Action from Grey2K

Email documentation proving that veterinarian Andrew Carlton is aware of injuries

Saturday, February 4, 2012

P.S. They Molest Children too . . . But they Keep Getting to Practice!

Seriously, is there NO CRIME that will result in utter revocation of a veterinary license?

Illinois Veterinarian James Anthony Dillon was charged with, and apparently (based on the subsequent vet board record) convicted of "aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 Felony." What's the story here?

According to the Chicago Tribune (July 28, 2004), Dillon was the exchange student coordinator of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Noon Rotary Club. He molested a boy who was an exchange student "from Europe, three times from January until May. . . . [Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Matthew Chancey said that] the abuse occurred at Dillon's house . . . Dillon occasionally entertained exchange students as well as arranging their visits, he said."

"The boy told his host family about the alleged abuse, which led to an investigation by the Children's Advocacy Center of the Lake County state's attorney's office, Chancey said."

Dillon had a veterinary office in Knollwood, IL. He was also was chairman of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, the article states.

Do you really need more proof that abusers seek roles where they will have access to victims? So, if that's true of "youth leaders" it follows that animal abusers also would seek out veterinary medicine.

So what did the vet board do?

They suspended his license for 30 days and put him on subsequent probation. In other words they did not take his license away. Right, like it's safe for child molesters to handle our pets. Brilliant, vet board.

A search of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation's website shows that his license is active. But if you want to remember who to stay away from, you can memorize his photo from the Sex Offender Registry.

Illinois vet board, you are good for NOTHING.

Sex Offender Registry Entry with Photo

Veterinarian Charged with Child Molestation - Chicago Tribune

Advocacy Website Coverage re: Host Family Abuse of Exchange Students

Vet Board's Laughable Probation Action

Monday, January 30, 2012

They Screw Horses, Don't They? Pennsylvania Vet Charged in Oklahoma Incident with Horse

Thomas Lyle Wilson, a veterinarian now practicing at an as-yet undisclosed veterinary practice in Pennsylvania animal practice, has been charged in Oklahoma with sodomizing a horse ("a crime against nature").

The news coverage provided via the link to video below from, Channel 2 in Tulsa, states:

"Oklahoma State investigators say the man was caught in a sex act with a horse .. . [the act occurred over 2 years ago] when he was a student in the Tulsa area. That case didn't surface until this summer and today Wilson was in court to face a judge. . . .Court documents state that a doctor was checking on the horses at his clinic [where Wilson was training] on a live video feed and saw Wilson having sex with one of the animals. The doctor told investigators that he confronted Wilson about the alleged incident. Wilson's response was that he was glad to have been caught, and that he needed help. The case was turned over to the Tulsa County District Attorney's office last October."

OK, let's pause and digest this.

Wilson was a veterinary student working at a clinic -- a veterinary clinic. He was observed by the clinics owner or manager (it doesn't say which, it just says the doctor was checking on horses at "his" clinic, which leads me to believe he was the owner) having sex with one of the animals. Since this was a veterinary hospital, we can infer that he was [allegedly] having sex with a clinic patient.

When confronted, Wilson's response was "I need help." Those are not the words of a man who is doing this for the first time. Those are the words of a man who has an ongoing problem.

So, here is this vet, [allegedly] fucking a clinic patient, admitting he has a problem with this kind of behavior . . . . and it takes 2 1/2 years for the case to come to light. In that 2 1/2 years, Wilson has become licensed and started practicing in Pennsylvania.

The coverage includes an interview with Dell Fullerton of the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He said this issue came to his attention when he was looking "at another matter." But get this setup: Fullerton says "He's being very cooperative with the District Attorney's office," adding that Wilson has never been licensed in or practiced in Oklahoma. Ah, I feel excuses coming on.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Board has not initiated any charges against Wilson. I'm putting money on them NEVER doing so. This case will probably just slink away. The PA vet board may claim that Wilson's fucking a horse as a student in Oklahoma has nothing to do with his practice of veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania. Right.

Well, if they DO take that position, it will be equivalent to a state licensing board claiming that a man raping a child should be allowed to work at a daycare center.

This man should LOSE his license. Period.

Why don't they release the name of the hospital at which this vet works? Don't you think the clients have a right to know that this man is "treating" their patients? That way they can make up their own minds about what to do when this vet says he's going to take their pets "in the back" room for treatment. He may mean that in more ways than one. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE THIS MAN IS WORKING!!!!!


News Coverage -- Vet Accused of Sex with Horse

Horse Industry Site on this Story

Video Coverage

Local News -- Thomas Lyle Wilson Charged for Sex with Horse

Thomas Lyle Wilson Charged - Daily Mail UK