When we are truly passionate about something, it's difficult to not stand up to the knaves who would twist the truths we've spoken to make a trap for fools.
The article linked below has been making the rounds on social media lately.
Fortunately, I don't see all of the rubbish like this that is posted online. Unfortunately, those who would post it will also control what is said about it. I'm a firmer believer that if you don't have the courage to kill your darlings, you should allow someone else to do it for you.
I posted the comment below to the article linked. I doubt many will read it and those who may are not likely to be swayed. But maybe this way we can reach one or two who might at least start to think about the decisions they make or the thoughts they entertain.
I keep looking for the part of this that tells me this is all a joke. We're a rabies endemic nation here in the United States. The disease has a 100% mortality rate. To date only 6 people have survived infection by being kept in a coma for more than 2 weeks and even then there are lifelong effects. Worldwide 55,000 people die every year from this virus. Here in the United States, because of rabies vaccination laws, we average 2. 2 deaths. I don't care if you don't want to vaccinate for parvo or distemper, leptospirosis or lyme; they are your pets, legally they are your property if they get sick- that's really your problem. But rabies is not just your problem.
I don't vaccinate my dogs against kennel cough or really anything except what I consider core vaccines but you better believe rabies is in there.
A pubmed search for "rabies miasm" will indicate fairly quickly that no such condition exists. Vaccinosis will yield you a handful of homeopathy articles. So yes, homeopathy is present on pubmed.
Vets aren't saints. They aren't heroes or exceptionally great people. They are human beings offering a service to people who own and care for pets. 100 years from now everything we currently do will likely seem barbaric and out of date but we advance as the evidence compels us. We don't vaccinate indoor cats for leukemia virus. We only do rabies and distemper vaccines every three years. I'm willing to bet we could go much longer than that but until I have evidence, solid evidence to support that belief I can't in good faith recommend it to people who trust me as an expert. Because as soon as I leave the evidence behind, I'm no longer an expert. Then I become an artist. And, in my opinion, a con-artist.
This trend of the disenfranchised being able to angrily turn against what they view as the establishment without solid evidence to support their position is the price we have to pay to have the internet available to us. I understand that, can accept it and for the most part am willing to ignore it. But this goes too far for me to smile, feel a little bad for the people who would read it and identify with it and then move on.
Articles and conversations like this often remind me of Theodore Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" speech. It's easy to know exactly how this should be done when no one is counting on you to get it right. Please feel free to remain on the sidelines reporting the game, my friends. We've got this one until the whistle blows.