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THE BIG SCAM–RABIES VACCINATION (excerpt)
We are told rabies vaccinations for our pets are “required” by law, but let me
explain the 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 and the bureaucrats, who have been
given the 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
purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth”.
Please note that all mandatory rabies vaccination programs are colorable law,
thus they have been passed and mandated upon the pet owning public by
vested interest groups. And who are these groups? Primarily, they are the
veterinarians, veterinary medical organizations and vaccine companies. Next
are the local animal control personnel, bureaucrats, and of course, our
politicians. And why would they mandate a law that harms our animals? The
answer lies in GREED, POWER AND CONTROL. Yes, these large and
powerful interest groups stand to benefit greatly by having rabies vaccines
mandated by colorable law.
Veterinarians receive a large percentage of both their gross income and profit
from vaccines given in their offices. On average, vaccines that cost a vet a
mere $1-2 per dose cost his client $15-$25, and substantially more in large
metropolitan areas. There is tremendous financial gain to veterinary
medicine, vaccine companies and animal control to have a colorable law
passed that requires annual rabies vaccinations. The veterinary medical
societies know that working with special interest groups and area politicians
will garner them more prestige and higher professional standing in the
community. After all, the veterinarians are protecting you from rabies,
regardless of whether it exists or not. Some areas of the country are more
enlightened and fortunate to have the rabies vaccine mandated every three
years. Shockingly, the presence of the disease or even its threat is never taken
into account in the decision to require the vaccine.
As local government extends its control over animal populations, disease,
and health risks, it is enriching the public treasury with fees, tags and fines.
Since rabies vaccines have been mandated, however, there has been no
increase or improvement in animal control, public awareness, responsibility
of pet owners, or birth control. And there has been no decrease in
euthanasia, dog or cat bites, or animal control facilities. No improvements in
the issues above have resulted from laws requiring rabies vaccinations. As
with all aspects of our society when a law is passed giving power and control
to any government personnel on any level that power and control is never
Special interest groups and lobbies will not only argue creatively, but will
also use the media, in an effort to distort the truth and justify their prejudiced
positions. For example, have you heard that more dogs are biting people,
more pit bulls are attacking and killing children, more dogs and cats are
running loose terrorizing neighborhoods, and killing wildlife and other
domestic stock? Such are the arguments in favor of rabies vaccinations, yet
the only use of the vaccine should be to protect animals from the rabies virus.
All these justifiers are irrelevant except to buttress the control and power
being used against pet owners. Rabies is spread by the bite of an infected
animal. Exposure of humans to rabies in the USA is exceedingly rare, and the
number of rabies infected dog/cat bites is lower than the number of shark
attacks. This low incident rate remained stable before and after the mandatory
My Affinity Holistic Clinic is located in Pinellas County, Florida and through
the Freedom of Information Act, I was able to secure information from the
Pinellas Animal Control. Their records begin in 1964 and from that time
through 1978 there were NO cases of dog rabies in the county. Despite the
absence of any documented threat, in 1978 the rabies vaccine was mandated
to be given annually to all dogs who were to be tagged and licensed. WHY?
Well, it appears that four veterinarians, specifically, three local vets, and a
professor from the Florida State Veterinary College, along with animal control
bureaucrats insisted the County Board of Supervisors pass a law mandating
annual rabies vaccinations. The basis for such a law, documented in the
minutes of the county meeting, included the threat of dogs biting people,
dogs running loose, animal overpopulation, and an increase in rabies in the
U.S. This last argument had nothing to do with dogs, but only an increase in
rabies in wildlife. There was no mention of the fact that there was absolutely
NO rabies in dogs in the county. To date, there is still NO case of dog rabies,
including the population of dogs whose owners do not vaccinate their pets.
From 1964 to 1989 there were NO cases of rabies in cats in Pinellas County.
However, in 1989, another law was passed mandating rabies vaccination,
tags, and licenses... this time to feline victims. Again the same group of
conspirators pushed the Country Supervisors with the same arguments
requiring vaccines to be set forth. Again since the 1989 law was put into
effect, there have only been a few cases of feral cats contracting the disease
from a bat or other such rabid animal bite. To restate the facts given above,
there have been NO cases of rabies in pet companion dogs or cats in Pinellas
County either before or after laws mandating rabies vaccinations. And the
same statistics hold true throughout the U.S., yet annual rabies vaccinations
are required and there are NO allowances made for pets who never leave
their home or yard, could never be exposed to rabies under any
circumstance, or who are ill or aged where the vaccination could severely
compromise their health. Vaccinations are required by our local government
bureaucrats and there are NO exceptions to the rule. Even if a blood test
could prove the antibody titer is high enough to protect the animals from a
Please understand that in certain areas of our Country, rabies does exist in
wildlife population and thus some dogs/cats may become infected. Rabies,
like many diseases, has been on this earth long before man and will be here
long after he is gone. The only way to eradicate the virus is to remove man
and those certain animals that are susceptible. The disease is self-limiting in
the wild because it is fatal, and thus the spread of the virus is extremely
Implementation of a program targeting those areas of the Country that pose a
rabies risk is logical. However, the indiscriminate mandate is totally
unnecessary and in fact, severely compromises the health and welfare of our
animals. Pet owners, of course, would not then incur the costs of vaccination
and thus, the revenue stream to veterinarians and local government would
diminish. Perhaps, it is time for pet owners to educate themselves as to the
risk of their pet contracting rabies versus the risk of the vaccine and the
potential damage to the pet? Remember... we do have a Constitutionally-
secured right to achieve LIFE, LIBERTY, and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
And yes, public health officials do have the right to mandate emergency
health care procedures should the public improperly respond. However, no
such emergency or crisis exists and there is no need for this additional control
to be enforced upon you or your animals.
Examples of damage from rabies vaccination from my practice and my inbox include:
Immune mediated hemolytic anemia (50% fatality rate)
Epilepsy (seizures for life, with a side of drugs)
Cancer at the injection site (used to be called "Vaccine-associated sarcoma" but that's been laundered in recent years so the V word is gone)
Tumors elsewhere, or benign tumors changing to malignant ones
Laryngeal paralysis that often progresses to rear end paralysis
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
Chronic allergic skin (and/or ear) disease
Aggression, suspicion, fearfulness
These diseases can show up, like many vaccine-related diseases, a month or more after a rabies vaccination, so conventional vets often miss them as being caused by the shot.
Avoiding the Damage
You likely live with a rabies "law" over your head.
A law that doesn't recognize or honor our decades-old understanding of the immune system.
A law that damages animals unnecessarily, often for life.
I'd suggest that you will serve your animals by finding creative ways to follow the intent of the law (if that fits your risk situation) but not necessarily its letter.
Repeatedly vaccinating your already vaccinated animal, even every three years, brings far greater risk than benefit, with rare exception.
Veterinary immunologists have known for decades that immunity to viral vaccination lasts a very long time, way more than three years.
They've also known that vaccinating an already immune animal fails to add to the immunity formerly established.
And that list of common disease consequences from rabies shots is just a snippet, and none of them easy to cure.
So, here, in the land of making choices and being responsible for another's life and health, you've got to be both smart and empowered.