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Former Senator Opens Luxury Animal Hospital, But May Try To Avoid Insuring His Human Employees


Society & Culture  (tags: John Ensign, animals, health care, humans, ethics, government, law, politics, society, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 326 days ago - thinkprogress.org
John Ensign, a former Republican senator from Nevada, is going down a new career path after leaving the political world behind. He's about to open a luxury hospital for pet animals in Las Vegas. Ensign, who's trained as a veterinarian, describes his...



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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:54 pm
Thanks Carrie. I will not say what I am thinking. Well, I will say this, hypocrite.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:21 pm
Thanks.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:14 pm
I'm not impressed...thanks Carrie
 

Patrick Donovan (316)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:28 pm
Hypocrite is the least of the expletives I would use to describe this despicable example of how humanity doesn't exist in some of our species.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:07 pm
The man is a revolting thug. Thank you for the news.
 

Laurie H. (693)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:15 pm
Won't waste words on this guy!! Thanks Carrie~~~
 

zora b. (87)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:47 pm
This a classic example of double standards to say the least. The Care2 site is so noble a site that prevents from writing my raw and uncut thoughts.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:30 pm
This man doesn't care about "good health," he cares about money! He caters to the very wealthy who can afford to use their personal wealth to pamper their pets in ways that the pets themselves can't even appreciate. Yes, cure what ails them and never let them suffer. But do they really need luxurious surroundings in Ritz-Carlton-like facilities? You could probably treat dozens of stray animals or family pets for the same cost of treating one ridiculously pampered pet. For this man to oppose the Affordable Care Act is appalling. He's living proof that for some health professionals, it's all about money.

According to "Pet IQ":

Q. Human health doctors have the Hippocratic Oath. Do veterinarians have an oath?

A: Yes, the American Veterinary Medical Association adopted the following oath in 1969:

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence."
...............................
I didn't notice anything in this oath about catering to the wealthiest pet owners while ignoring other suffering animals. At least he's no longer in the Senate --defending, promoting and voting for bills that favor the wealthiest among us. Poor fool just doesn't get it. And yes, very "rich" people can be very "poor." It all depends on what you value most.
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday September 6, 2013, 4:21 am
I see the corrupt former senator is still lying his ass off. PIG!
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday September 6, 2013, 4:22 am
Seem to be a piece of good news
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday September 6, 2013, 4:26 am
My avian vet is probably the most decent person I've ever met. He's so concerned with the health of the critters under his care that he mourns every loss as if it were his child. He's the guy the state brings sick and injured raptors to for care because not only does he pour every bit of his being into their health, but his skill is unmatched. (Yes, he also does cats and dogs, etc. but only about 1 or 2 vets in a hundred is qualified to take care of birds)

I'd bet John Ensign has none of those qualities. Now some people who hate people love animals, but I don't see him as loving anything but himself.
 

Mike M. (55)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:08 am
sounds like he just wants to be paid for stealing and fear mongering people in regards to there pets and his employees are just there to serve their master. Just a typical Repub POS
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:18 am
All things being equal then he should not accept pet insurance either.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:22 am
My first reaction before reading the article was: "Let me guess, he's a republican" And of course he turned out to be so, with his priorities in true Republican order too: money first, then animals, but only if they have paying parents, and with a bit of nudging, people. He can't earn as much if he doesn't have personnel, so he needs a few of them. He probably doesn't want to do much himself and that would be for the best too. He'll probably makes a lousy vet, because we were talking priorities here, not love. Love is reserved for...
 

Ruth S. (314)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:42 am
Why a luxury hospital, just so he can make tons of Money!?
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:20 pm
Noted. My mind is still trying to comprehend this complete bullpucky. Unbelievable! If you don't take care of the humans, who will care for the animals?
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:31 pm
A corrupt Senator moving on the be corrupt to his employees,without satisfied employees are these animals going to get good care?
Thanks Carrie.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:44 pm
What a 2 faced bastard.
 

GGmaSheila D. (134)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:13 pm
Wonder how much of the taxpayers money he used to open this spa for animals...
 
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