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In 1972 Tom Lonsdale graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. After working as a volunteer in Nairobi, Kenya he entered the London School of Economics to study social sciences. Tom hoped to find clues on how the veterinary profession could better serve the global community. But another ten years elapsed before the clues, always present, became obvious.
From 1975 to 1980 Tom worked in a number of veterinary practices in and around London. In 1980 he emigrated to Australia and the next year started the first of a small group of veterinary practices on the outskirts of Sydney.
By the mid 1980s Tom noticed that pets that had been brought to the veterinary practice as young animals were showing signs of premature aging and chronic ill-health — in particular the pets suffered from foul breath and rotting teeth and gums — directly attributable to a diet of processed food. A little extra thought led Tom to the realization that the veterinary profession was ‘living a lie’. Instead of standing up for pets and their owners the profession had become a marketing arm of the pet food industry.
In 1991 Drs Breck Muir and Alan Bennet joined Dr Lonsdale in what became known as the Raw Meaty Bones Lobby. The three vets campaigned for a healthier diet for pets, an end to unnecessary dental procedures and an end to the veterinary profession’s cooperation with the artificial pet food manufacturers — this, they argued, was the better way for the veterinary profession to serve the community.
In August 2001, with the help of two editors and a team of lawyers, the book, Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health, was published.
The ‘easy reader’ Work Wonders: Feed your dog raw meaty bones was published in 2005
These days Tom lives on the outskirts of Sydney. He writes articles and gives talks to encourage people to take up the struggle for the benefit of pets, pet owners and the wider community.
There’s a diet guide, TV shows, newsletters, books and articles at www.rawmeatybones.com