*banging head on desk*
How many times do we have to tell them?
1. Any dog or cat with at least two rabies vaccinations has a less than 1 in 8 million chance of contracting the virus if exposed. You on the other hand have a better than 1 in 600,000 chance of being struck by lightning if you stand in a thunderstorm.
2. According to the National Association of National State Health Veterinarians, there is no medical basis for redundant vaccination. When even her peers agree on this, what is Monica pretending not to know? Rabies vaccine is a powerful biologic agent that is implicated in a host of acute and chronic health conditions.
3. Mandating the purchase of bad medicine is bad law. Requiring pet owners to pay for medically unsound rabies vaccinations from which their animal derives no health benefit raises ethical and legal issues which may violate the state’s consumer protection laws.
4. NASPHV also states that requiring rabies vaccine more than necessary is ineffective in attaining the public safety goal of herd immunity. People who vaccinate will stop subjecting their beloved pets to this insane, inhumane and medically unnecessary procedure. People who do not vaccinate couldn't care less either way.
Got the message? Go get 'em.
Kris Christine urges all concerned pet owners to make a brief call or send a short e-mail to the Senate Health Committee members below and tell them you support "Molly's Bill" AB 2000 granting rabies medical exemption to dogs who are in the care of a licensed veterinary for acute or chronic health conditions. Ask everyone you know to do the same. Only a very strong show of public support will overcome the Health Department's opposition to this bill.
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