The World Health Organisation has listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 global threats – GLOBAL THREATS – to health for 2019, because the anti-vax movement is gaining ground and all these people are refusing to vaccinate their kids. And now, their pets.
Yep, anti-vaxxers have turned their fake-science toward pet vaccinations, voicing concern over their pet developing autism as the reason for avoiding vaccination.
“Pet anti-vaxxers are adamant that vaccinations can cause deleterious effects as severe as autism — despite the fact there are no recorded cases of animals with the condition,” Sydney vet Dr. Sam Kovac told The Daily Telegraph.
The diseases being left untreated are things like the deadly parvovirus, distemper, and adenovirus – some of which can cause horrifically painful deaths if contracted.
According to news.com.au, the UK based People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) charity say a quarter of pet owners – equating to 2.2 million dogs being left open to horrible diseases.
Everyone, vaccinate your damn pets.Image: Getty Images