Back in May, people around the country were shocked by the discoveries at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. (See posts on the story here, here, and here.) Five dogs had been kept alive to be used as blood donors, even though veterinarian Lou Tierce had told the animals’ owners that he had euthanized them. The most famous of these animals, a Leonberger named Sid, was returned to his family, and the video above shows how the dog is doing.
On Tuesday, Tierce’s case came before the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, who barred him from practicing as a vet for five years. Sid’s owner, Marian Harris, believes that this is much too lenient and that Tierce’s license should be permanently revoked. And what about criminal charges of animal cruelty?