Morons Aren’t Vaccinating Dogs Because of Autism

Vaccines don’t cause autism. That should be the extent of any article about the link between vaccines and autism, but because of effete California liberals listening to Bobby Kennedy Jr.and conservative morons like Michele Bachmann (who according to my spellcheck spells both her names wrong), people on both sides of the political spectrum still buy into the myth that vaccines cause autism. Which they don’t.

It’s bad enough when people don’t get their children vaccinated. Minnesota is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of measles in decades, mainly caused by the anti-vaccination myths spread by these idiots persisting in immigrant populations. And these outbreaks risk the diseases mutating into a form that our existing vaccines won’t prevent.

But now people are reportedly not having their pets vaccinated because they don’t want them to get autism, a developmental disorder that only exists in humans and is not caused by vaccines. I have two cats and they both already act a bit autistic. They don’t listen to a word I say, rarely make eye contact with anyone and when they’re tired of being petted, they bite or scratch my hand. Also, they’re cats.

First reported by Brooklyn Paper (and of course it’s Brooklyn, that’s where hipster morons are born), the local news source reported these statements by vets:

“We do see a higher number of clients who don’t want to vaccinate their animals,” said Dr. Amy Ford of the Veterinarian Wellness Center of Boerum Hill. “This may be stemming from the anti-vaccine movement, which people are applying to their pets.”

“It’s actually much more common in the hipster-y areas,” she said. “I really don’t know what the reasoning is, they just feel that injecting chemicals into their pet is going to cause problems.”

Brooklyn Paper also had this comment from a Park Slope (of course) resident:

“I’ve heard over the past couple of years that there can be issues with [vaccinati­ons],” said Park Slope resident Jeannette D’Mico, whose two pooches died last year. “I will get another dog eventually, and will look into not doing that blindly.”

Look, if Brooklyn residents would stop gentrifying for ten seconds and read any actual medical study on the topic, they’d find out that there’s no link between vaccines and autism. Even if there was, I’d say being autistic is a damn sight better for a kid than dying of a preventable childhood disease. But it’s a moot point because no matter what Jenny McCarthy tells you (and even she thinks you should get your kids vaccinated), vaccines don’t cause autism.

[Image: Flickr/Kirt Edblom]

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6 years ago

So now the poor dogs that belong to these stupid ass people will have to be put down or die agonizing deaths when they catch parvo, rabies etc.