Why You Should NOT Vaccinate!
by Pat McKay
Author of REIGNING CATS & DOGS
The People's Doctor/A Medical Newsletter For Consumers
Volume 12, Number 6
Immunizations:The Terrible Risks Your Children Face
That Your Doctor Won't Reveal
by Robert S Mendelsohn
Regular readers are aware of my unconditional opposition to the rabies vaccine. In spite of all the horrible pictures doctors conjure up of hydrophobic patients frothing at the mouth, I am much more afraid of the documented dangers of neurologic damage and death from the vaccine. Now, a doctor from Mississagua, Ontario, Canada, has joined the opposition.
As reported in the Toronto Globe and Mail of January 28, 1988, Dr Peter Cole, Medical Officer of Health, has refused to support tighter controls of vicious dogs. Present legislation gives the Medical Officer discretion over whether or not to order a l0-day quarantine of animals which bite humans. Now, a new law requires that any dog which bites a human must be quarantined for 30 days. Dr Cole disagrees.
Dr Cole also opposes compulsory rabies vaccination of household dogs and cats. He says he would not bother getting antirabies shots if he were bitten by a pet because there is no relationship between rabies and control of vicious dogs.
According to Dr Cole, there is no rabies problem in Ontario: "The number of dogs and cats that contract rabies is very small, and no human has been shown to have contracted the disease, let alone died from it, for well over 20 years."
Dr Cole says he wouldn't worry even if he were bitten by a pet and could not get the rabies vaccine, citing the fact that the disease is not as readily communicable to humans as most lay persons and doctors believe.
"In 20 years, there have been thousands of confirmed rabid animals. Hundreds of people have been exposed to bites and not all of them have been able to get the vaccine. Yet no-one has got rabies. That should tell you something."
So, if you or your children or one of your friends happen to get bitten by a household pet, there's no reason to rush unthinkingly for the highly controversial rabies vaccine. Instead, ask your doctor to get in touch with Dr Cole (who at last report still had his job) for a second opinion.
The Vaccination Connection
by Sue Marston
As pointed out by Marilyn Gavran (who has conducted extensive research on the subject of rabies and rabies vaccine), "Rabies virus lives in harmony in the throats of wildlife in the same way as the strep germ lives in the throats of people until stress upsets the equilibrium and 'causes' disease." There has never been substantial proof provided that the rabies vaccine prevents rabies.
The Humane Education Committee of New Jersey, Inc, stated that those who submit to the Pasteur treatment for rabies often die from the treatment. There are also cases on file of dogs and cats contracting rabies after receiving rabies shots ~ without having been bitten by another animal.
Mrs. Gavran collected the ease histories of rabies on file between the years 1979-1985. In the majority of cases, the person had no known history of a bite. In other cases people were bitten by fully vaccinated dogs, and in one case, the afflicted woman had been taking so-called protective rabies prophylaxis over a period of months prior to contracting the disease. She adds, "You might note there have been apparent human-to-human transmissions of rabies' as a result of corneal transplants."
As for laboratories being able to diagnose what is and isn’t rabies, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that "antemortem (before death) diagnosis of rabies is difficult and often unreliable."
The Pasteur treatment was hailed as a lifesaving miracle after he supposedly "cured" Joseph Meister with it. However, carefully omitted from most mainstream literature on the subject is the fact that others were bitten by the same dog on the same day that Meister was bitten. They did not receive the Pasteur treatment and they did not get rabies.
In his book, Pasteur: Plagiarist, Imposter; R B Pearson reports that in England three thousand people died after being bitten by dogs and then taking the Pasteur treatment. In 1902, a British commission investigated those results, and consequently, the Pasteur Institutes were abolished. Subsequently, 2,668 persons bitten by dogs were treated for the bites without Pasteur shots, and none of them developed hydrophobia.
Gavran writes, "The best way to take care of a bite wound is through washing with soap and water. Add C internally and, voila, no rabies."
Dogs and cats have suffered hair loss, skin rashes, paralysis, blindness, convulsions, bloat, rabies, auto-immune diseases, collapse and death from rabies shots. The ever-increasing number of cancer, leukemia, kidney, liver and heart damage cases in companion animals are related to the increased use of vaccines, drugs, pesticides (flea dips, sprays, collars) and to the denatured commercial foods they are consuming.
Tiger Tribe/January/February 1995
No More Shots! Vaccination Issues
by Luke Granfield
How Long Do Rabies Shots Last?: In our conversation with Dr Chambreau we also asked her about the rabies vaccination, which appears to be one of the most damaging of shots, and she relayed some rather startling information. "In the same lecture by Dr Schultz mentioned before," she told us, "I learned that the reason we have one-year and three-year rabies shots is that the companies that manufacture these vaccines are not willing to keep the test animals alive past a certain point. Also, they use only a test group of seven animals, whether it be dogs or cats, as the basis for the efficacy of these vaccines.
“So you have seven dogs or cats and those animals are given a one-year rabies shot. After a year’s time, they are challenged with exposure to rabies, the vaccine is deemed effective, and then the animals are ‘disposed of.’ The vaccines is then labeled a ‘one-year’ vaccine. Another company may keep their dogs or cats alive three years before challenging them with rabies virus and that’s labeled a ‘three-year virus.’
"So, according to Schultz, no animal has been challenged beyond the three-year time period by the vaccine company. Here is the vaccine that is causing most of the problems we as veterinarians see, and the only reason we don't know if the vaccine is effective longer than three years is that the company is not willing to test.
"According to my interpretation of Dr Schultz's previous paper in Current Veterinary Practice, the immunity gained from the vaccine should be lifetime immunity. Somehow, we need to either get the government to accept a trial done outside of a vaccine company or the company needs to be 'paid' to run a longer trial.
"And this brings up another interesting point that Dr Schultz makes. He says that there are three stages of immunization: 1) a vaccinated animal, one who has been injected with the vaccine; 2) an immunized animal, one who has been vaccinated and has an antibody titer; 3) a protected animal, one who has been challenged by a pathogen and does not get sick. Dr Schultz goes on to say that each animal is different (which is the homeopathic perspective, as well) and the antibody level at which protection is reached is different for each animal.
"So the only way to know if an animal is truly 'protected,' whether you vaccinate or not, is to challenge them with the disease."
Pat McKay: Even if the dog or cat is challenged by the vaccine company after one year or three years, how do they know whether it was the vaccine or the animal's own natural immunity that kept him/her from getting rabies.
Volume 4/Edited by R Pandey, S Hoglund and G Prasad
Vaccines against Rabies Virus
Some countries do still use vaccines produced in nervous tissues. Those vaccines are not safe because of their myelin content; foreign myelin (nerve tissue) may be responsible for hypersensitivity reactions of the recipient leading to paralysis .
Attenuated virus vaccines have been widely used previously for immunization of domestic animals; all of them are still pathogenic for some animal species, and cases of vaccine-induced rabies were often reported.
Vaccines for veterinary use have been prepared from sheep brain, from newborn mouse brain, from embryos or, as most frequently the case today, from virus grown in (baby hamster) cell culture. The virus is inactivated ... and associated with an adjuvant such as aluminum hydroxide.
Pat McKay: The following is a sample of the caveats that are included with the vaccines when purchased from pharmaceutical companies: Norden Laboratories, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1988, Rabies Vaccine, Modified Live Virus, High Egg Passage (REP), Flury Strain, Enduall-R: Isolated cases of vaccine-induced rabies in cats have been reported following use of modified live virus (MLV) rabies vaccine produced by various manufacturers. Several such cats were positive for feline leukemia, leading to speculation that immunodeficiency may contribute to vaccine-induced rabies in cats. Although the cause-and-effect relationship between the REP-Flury strain and vaccine-induced rabies has been questioned, and reported cases are extremely rare, an overriding public health concern warrants precautions in the product's use. Therefore, use of REP-Flury strain rabies vaccine is contraindicated in immune-suppressed cats, i.e., those treated with corticosteroids or affected with known immunosuppressive disease such as feline leukemia and feline panleukopenia.
Feline - Rhinotracheitis - Calici-Panleukopenia - Chlamydia - Psittaci Vaccine Modified Live Virus, Felocell CVR-C: Although this product has been shown to be efficacious, some animals may be unable to develop or maintain an adequate immune response following vaccination if they are incubating any disease, malnourished or parasitized or stressed due to shipment or adverse environmental conditions.
Fort Dodge Laboratories, Inc, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and many other companies, state on their product insert that accompanies the vaccine:
"This product (name of vaccine) is for the vaccination of healthy dogs and cats against the disease of (name of disease)."
Pat McKay: Even the pharmaceutical companies who make the vaccines warn that vaccinations should not be given to ill, malnourished, parasitized or stressed animals. Under those circumstances how would you ever know for sure when your animals would be healthy enough to be given vaccinations? And, if they were that healthy, why vaccinate?
The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats
by Diane Stein
By faithfully giving pets their annual vaccinations, guardians believe they are doing their best to help the animals stay healthy. Unfortunately this is not the case. Evidence is mounting that vaccinations do harm, and often do not give the protection the veterinary system claims. Vaccinations are an increasingly expensive yearly routine designed to line the pockets of veterinarians. Governments have stepped in also, making rabies vaccination, at least, mandatory in most states -- and also requiring the vaccine be given more often than is safe or necessary.
Vaccines are not always effective, and it is not uncommon for animals to develop the dis-eases they have been vaccinated against. A stressed animal, or one who is ill or has a weakened immune system, may not develop the antibodies the vaccines are supposed to produce. The pet develops the dis-ease, and the standard vet makes excuses or give the dis-ease another name. Too many dogs develop distemper and too many cats develop feline leukemia after vaccination; many die. Both cats and dogs develop varying levels of other illnesses, as well.
Another result of vaccination is that the immune system, weakened and confused by the number of antigens it has been hit with all at once, goes awry, and any number of new dis-eases may result.
Says holistic veterinarian John Fudens in the September-October 1992 issue of Tiger Tribe: "Every skin problem you see is due to vaccinations without fail. Later on in life, arthritic situations and degenerative spinal diseases are the result of vaccinations. And I am convinced that FUS in cats is also vaccination related."
The rabies vaccination in dogs and cats causes so many problems it isn't funny. It causes personality changes, skin changes, damages the thyroid and endocrine systems. It lowers the immune system tremendously, and after that, of course, the animal becomes fair game for just about any disease. A frequent vaccination reaction is the return of a previously healed dis-ease or skin problem. Another typical vaccinosis symptom is tumors, sometimes appearing rapidly and all at once all over the animal's body. Homeopaths have long been aware of these reactions in animals and humans, and homeopathy is the best way to deal with them.
But few standard veterinarians will make the connection between a dog's or cat's chronic long-term dis-ease and vaccinations. Long-term immune dysfunction (autoimmune) diseases include asthma, arthritis, allergic dermatitis, warts, tumors, gum disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Richard Pitcairn states that in homeopathic healings, the symptoms of vaccinosis often appear and are released, with the animal making rapid healing gains afterwards. Watch for the cat or dog who after vaccination becomes sicker with whatever dis-ease she has or who gets sick directly after the injections.
The Affinity Holistic Clinic's Layman's Handbook to Holistic Care
by John Fudens, DVM
The Big Scam-Rabies Vaccination
I would like to give you, the reader, the truth about so-called required vaccinations, particularly rabies. There are two basic forms of law. One is the legal Constitutional and Common law that this country was founded on, and the other is "colorable" law passed by administrative agencies/bureaucrats who have been given socalled authority to pass laws. Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, defines colorable law as "That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what it purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth." Yes, I study the law, am a paralegal, and have an extensive law library.
So any and all mandatory rabies vaccination programs are colorable law, in that they have been passed and mandated upon the pet-owning public by certain vested interest groups. Who are these groups? First and foremost are veterinarians, in general, and veterinary medical organizations. Second are the local animal control personnel, bureaucrats and politicians. What are their reasons? GREED, POWER, and CONTROL. Both these large powerful interest groups stand to benefit greatly by having rabies mandated by colorable law.
Many veterinarians receive a large percentage of both their gross income and profit from vaccines given in the office. On average vaccines cost 60-95 cents per dose and are charged to the client at $15 to $25 per injection and substantially more in the large cities. Therefore, if veterinarians lobby to have a colorable law passed to give rabies vaccine every year that enhances their financial picture.
The veterinary medical societies, by working with other groups and area politicians, are rewarded by increased prestige and professional standing in the community. After all we are protecting you from the dreaded disease rabies, whether it exists or not. Some areas of the country are more enlightened and fortunate to have the rabies vaccine mandated every three years. You can be assured the rise of rabies is never taken in to account as to whether the vaccine should be required or not. More on this later. The local government personnel benefit by extending more control over our lives, enriching the public treasury with fees, tags and fines, and giving the appearance that local government is doing something about animal populations, disease and risks to the public. Since rabies vaccines have been mandated, what county or area has seen less dog and cat bites, better animal control, more public awareness and educating of pet owning responsibility, better birth control of unwanted animals, less euthanasia of animals and decreased growth of animal control facilities?
These special groups and lobbies will use any argument, realistic or not, to justify their position. They are excellent at using the media to spread the lies and distortions. Examples: We have increased numbers of dogs biting people, pit bulls attacking and killing children are on the increase, more dogs and cats are running loose terrorizing neighborhoods, killing wildlife and other domestic stock, etc .. ad nauseam. The only thing rabies vaccination is for is the protection from rabies virus, all other justifiers for the vaccine fall under human control and exist because there are a certain number of humans connected to animals, who are irresponsible. Rabies is spread by the bite of an infected animal. The number of dog/cat bite cases in the US that expose humans to rabies is as rare as shark attacks. This low incident rate has nothing to do with mandatory vaccination as the number of cases was low before the mandatory requirement.
Let me give you an example of Pinellas County where the Affinity Clinic is located. I secured information from Pinellas Animal Control through the Freedom of Information Act. The record of animal control starts in 1964. From 1964 to 1978 there were zero cases of dog rabies in the county. Magically in 1978 rabies vaccine was mandated to be given every year and all dogs tagged and licensed. WHY? Well, it seems four veterinarians, with animal control bureaucrats, pushed the county board of supervisors to pass a law mandating rabies vaccination every year. There were three local vets and one professor from the State Veterinary College who were behind this. It was interesting reading their letters pushing this law and the minutes of the county meeting. There was talk of dogs biting people (no actual figures given), dogs running loose, animal over-population, rabies on the increase in the US (the increase was in wildlife, not dogs), etc, etc. Not once was the issue discussed that there was no rabies in the county in dogs. To this date there still has not been one case of dog rabies including the population of dogs whose owners, GOD BLESS THEM, do not vaccinate for rabies. Let's go further.
From 1964 to 1989 there were no cases of rabies in cats in Pinellas County. Magically in 1989 a law was passed mandating rabies vaccination, tags and license for all cats. Same tired worn out excuses were used. Since the 1989 law there was one cat with rabies contracted from the bite of a bat. This is standard throughout the country.
No allowance is made for dogs/cats who never leave the house or yard, could never be exposed to rabies under any circumstances, or who are so in, old or at the end of their life cycle that the rabies vaccine would throw them over the edge. No, all dogs and cats are treated the same because we have the bogeyman, rabies, stalking the streets waiting to strike unprotected dogs and cats.
Is there rabies in this country? You bet. Are there areas of this country that have rabies in their wildlife population and do some dogs/cats become infected? You bet. But let's be realistic. Rabies has been on this earth long before man walked here and will be here long after we are gone. The only way to get rid of rabies is to remove mankind and the upper animals susceptible to the virus. Then maybe the virus will die off. It is a self-limiting disease in the wild as it is fatal. So the virus has an extremely hard time spreading far and wide.
What is wrong with targeting those areas of the country that have a problem with rabies using a realistic and specially formulated program that will protect the population at risk? Too logical and the special groups don't make any money. Why not educate the pet owner to the risks and dangers and let them decide whether the immune system damage from rabies vaccine is greater or lesser than contracting the disease. We do have a God-given Constitutionally secured right to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.
Public health officials always have the right to mandate emergency health care procedures in case the public, in general, does not respond properly. But why should every day, month and year be as if an emergency or crisis exists? And why should we have more and more control of our lives taken from us?
The vaccines, particularly rabies, are a political and economic scam being forced upon pet owners because they do not know the truth. Rabies, nationwide, is nowhere near the problem the veterinarians, media, politicians, and bureaucrats would like you to believe.
If you wish more of the truth go to your local city or county government building and look up the codes and statutes concerning vaccines and rabies. Get figures from local animal control for rabies in dogs, cats and wildlife in your area. Then you can start to fight back, take control of your life, and protect your pet from the only dreaded disease that is important-special interest groups pushing their programs leading to vaccine induced damaged immune systems. Only you can set yourself free.
Current Veterinary Therapy by Kirk, the textbook bible for veterinarians in general, has an article on canine and feline vaccines by two researchers . Near the end of the article is a paragraph called Annual Vaccinations. It states “The practice of annual vaccinations lacks scientific validity or verification. There is no immunological requirement for annual vaccinations. The practice of annual vaccinations should be considered of questionable efficacy unless it is used as a mechanism to provide an annual physical examination or is required by law." Sure, if we can't manipulate you with annual vaccinations let's pass a law to get you into the office. Nice trick!
Well, reader, it is your choice. I can only hope to stimulate you to look and go further. You don't have to take this suppression. Fight back. The only thing you have to lose is your freedom and you have already lost a great deal of it. I can fight with you, but I can't do it alone.
In the April/May 1995 Wolf Tracks, we mentioned the battle that Shirley Adelman was fighting against the state of Delaware on behalf of her dog Duke. Last we knew, Shirley had a court date to decide whether or not she would be forced by the state to give Duke the rabies vaccine, which had clearly compromised his state of health in the past. Here's the update.
Shirley finally went to court for the hearing, armed with an attorney, a witness, and a stack of information that she had uncovered from numerous sources, explaining the pitfalls of vaccinating. As it turns out, the person from the ASPCA, who was the representative for the state, did not show up. So, after all her hard work gathering information to present her case, it ended up that none of this information was presented and the case was dismissed. For Duke, this means that for the time being, he will not have to be vaccinated for rabies.
The upshot of this whole situation is that Shirley has now made contact with many, many people across the country who share similar feelings and ideas about vaccines and the potential problems associated with them.
Through a networking/referral process, Shirley made contact with a nurse who works at a pediatric hospital in Delaware and who had her own set of vaccine horror stories to share. She was prepared to share these stories in court as Shirley's witness.
Shirley feels the story doesn't end here. She says that she'll never be the same. "I've learned a great deal and somehow or other, this information has to be used and I'm not going to drop it!" Shirley feels that change is in the air and that there should be a national network formed to change, or update, these old statutes on vaccine regulations. Perhaps Shirley might be the perfect person to start a "coalition for vaccinosis control." What do you think, Shirley?
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