What the Experts Say
From Wolf Clan Magazine, April/May 1995 ...
Charles E Loops, DVM, Pittsboro, NC, USA, said: "The
first thing that must change with routine vaccinations is the myth that
vaccines are not harmful. Veterinarians and animal guardians have to
come to realize that they are not protecting animals from disease by
annual vaccinations, but in fact, are destroying the health and immune
systems of these same animals they love and care for".
Russell Swift, DVM, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, said: "I
believe that poor diet and vaccinations are responsible for most
chronic diseases. Acute 'diseases' are discharges of toxins and energy
from the body. The 'causative' germs assist by breaking down toxins and
stimulating cleansing. By preventing these discharges, vaccines result
in chronic disorders. Injected vaccines preservatives. They implant
mutated microorganisms, preservatives, foreign animal proteins and
other compounds directly into the system. This is done in the name of
'preventing' a few syndromes. If an animal is in an optimal state of
health, he or she will produce the strongest immune response possible.
This response offers protection against all NATURAL challenges. The
irony is that vaccine labels say they are to be given only to healthy
animals. If they were truly healthy, they would not need them. Those
who are not healthy are the most severely damaged".
Pedro Rivera, DVM, Sturtevant, WI, USA, said: "Vaccinosis
is the reaction from common inoculations (vaccines) against the body's
immune system and general well-being. These reactions might take months
or years to show up and will cause undue harm to future generations. In
our practice, we have seen hypothyroidism, chronic yeast, ear
infections, immune-mediated diseases and worsening of them, joint
maladies, and behavioural problems as secondary reactions to
Pat Bradley, DVM, Conway, AZ, USA, said: "The
most common problems I see that are directly related to vaccines on a
day to day basis are ear or skin conditions, such as chronic discharges
and itching. I also see behaviour problems such as fearfulness or
aggression. Often guardians will report that these begin shortly after
vaccination, and are exacerbated with every vaccine.
a more general and frightening context, I see the overall health and
longevity of animals deteriorating. The bodies of most animals have a
tremendous capacity todetoxify poisons, but they do have a limit. I
think we often exceed that limit and over-whelm the body's immune
system function with toxins from vaccines, poor quality foods,
insecticides, environmental toxins, etc. This is why we've seen such a
dramatic increase in allergies, organ failures, and behaviour problems."
Christina Chambreau, DVM, Sparks, MD, USA, said:"Routine
vaccinations are probably the worst thing that we do for our animals.
They cause all types of illnesses but not directly to where we would
relate them definitely to be caused by the vaccine. Repeating
vaccinations on a yearly basis undermines the whole energetic
well-being of our animals. Animals do not seem to be decimated by one
or two vaccines when they are young and veterinary immunologists tell
us that viral vaccines need only be given once or twice in an animal's
life. First, there is no need for annual vaccinations and, second, they
definitely cause chronic disease. As a homoeopath, it is almost
impossible to cure an animal without first addressing the problems that
vaccines have caused to the animal, no matter what the species."
Mike Kohn, DVM, Madison, WI, USA, said: "Unfortunately
our society is in the grasp of a health panacea and this panacea is
fueled by the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Vaccinations
have become the modern day equivalent of leeching. First of all,
introducing foreign material via subcutaneous or intramuscular
injection is upsetting to the body's defense system. In response to
this violation, there have been increased autoimmune disease (allergies
being one component), epilepsy, neoplasia, as well as behavioural
problems in small animals.
though man and animals have been around for thousands of years, formal
vaccines were introduced within the last century. Interestingly, the
increase in cancer, respiratory disorders (most air quality standards
are higher today than in decades past), and autoimmune problems have
likewise escalated alarmingly during the previous decade. Vaccines are
not the only culprit for these increases; however, I feel they are one
of the primary offenders."
Kristine Severyn, R. PH., PH.D., Director, Ohio Parents for Vaccine Safety said:"Vaccines
are not always effective, safety is unproven, and long-term
consequences are unknown. Despite this the government requires their
use, resulting in a lack of incentive for drug companies to produce
better products. Additionally, mandatory vaccine laws make it
impossible to conduct properly controlled studies, so we'll never know
if vaccines are truly safe, as is claimed by the government and medical
profession. Similar to other medical procedures, the right of informed
consent. i.e., the right to say 'no', should apply to vaccines."
Norman C Ralston, DVM, Mesquite, TX, USA, said: "I
think we eventually have to take a look at what is happening to animals
because of repeated vaccinations. If you have an animal that within 10
days from the time he received vaccines falls back into a condition
that you'd been trying to clean up for some time, you know what
happened. We're seeing a condition that is being described by some of
my colleagues and myself as vaccinosis.We have to recognise it as being
Stephen R Blake, DVM, San Diego, CA, USA, said: "The
idea of annual vaccines is really questionable. There is no scientific
basis from what I've been able to read. There was a good article in
Current Veterinary Therapy a couple of years ago. They did a literature
search and the two authors were not 'alternative' veterinarians, and
they could find no scientific basis for annual vaccines. So it's
just being done; there is no real basis for the practice. There are a
lot of chronic conditions that develop some time after vaccinating.
Some of these conditions that I see are chronic ear infections,
digestive problems, seizures, skin problems, and behavioural problems".
Nancy Scanlon, DVM, Chino Hills, CA, USA, said: "For
those who don't believe in the concept of long-term vaccinosis, there
is plenty of evidence of short term problems. Every time a dog is
vaccinated for Parvo, the number of white blood cells in the
circulation decreases for a while. This means their immune system won't
work as well during that time. Every veterinarian who has been in
practice long enough has seen reactions to vaccines, ranging from
lethargy, mild fever, sore neck to vomiting and sleeping for 24 hours,
to total collapse and shock. In cats we now recognize that vaccinating
with too many vaccines in the same place all the time can cause
fibrosarcoma, a nasty cancer. This is officially recognized by the
allopathic veterinary community, and if this isn't a form of
vaccinosis, I don't know what is".
Driston Sherman, DVM, Colombus, USA, says:"When
I was doing primary allopathic medicine, I saw two things. One is that
within an hour after the vaccination was given, the animal was having
trouble breathing or may have had redness of the skin. The other thing
I saw quite often was usually about twelve to twenty-four hours after
being vaccinated, animals with fever, loss of appetite, sleeping a lot,
sometimes vomiting or diarrhea. Most of those cases usually took care
of themselves without any intervention within twenty-four hours.
that I'm doing holistic medicine, it's really intriguing to look at the
medical histories of animals. One case that comes to mind is a cat with
a history of these horrible-looking sores that occurred exactly 30 days
after being vaccinated - two years in a row. You may want to call that
coincidence. I have my suspicions but I can't say, for sure, what
caused these conditions, which is very frustrating."
Gary Seymour, DIHom, FBIH director (Israel) wrote:"Under
Israeli law every dog has to receive an anti-rabies vaccination once a
year. Within seconds of receiving his first rabies shot, my dog had an
adverse reaction and has been ill ever since (a distemper type illness).
am convinced that his illness is a direct result of the vaccination he
has been given, and deeply fear the results of his vaccination. I see
on an almost daily basis in my practice the adverse effects of vaccine
poisoning to both children and adults. I am a protagonist of the total
abolishment of vaccination in both humans and animals. If this
short-sighted practice can be curtailed, or even slowed down by your
Census, then I offer you my whole hearted support".