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Some Dog Owners Are Scared To Vaccinate Their Dogs Because They Fear They'll Become Autistic

(Source) Some dog owners are refusing to vaccinate their pooches out of fear they will develop autism. Veterinarians in Brooklyn, New York have reported an increasing number of anti-vaxxer pet owners who say they are worried the vaccinations will harm their dogs. ‘We do see a higher number of clients who don’t want to vaccinate their animals,’ Dr Amy Ford of the Veterinarian Wellness Center of Boerum Hill told the Brooklyn Paper. ‘This may be stemming from the anti-vaccine movement, which people are now applying to their pets.’ Dr Ford said more people from hip areas within Brooklyn are refusing to vaccinate against distemper, hepatitis and rabies – which are required by law. ‘It’s actually much more common in the hipster-y areas,’ she said. ‘I had a client concerned about an autistic child who didn’t want to vaccinate the dog for the same reason,’ she said. ‘We’ve never diagnosed autism in a dog. I don’t think you could.’

There aren’t a lot of things you can say short of “Hey John, you dress like shit” that will make you immediately punch you in the face, but “I won’t get Spike vaccinated for rabies because I don’t want to make him autistic” would get the job done.

What in the holy heck does that even mean? Let’s just ignore the whole “vaccinations don’t cause autism” part that makes this whole thing moot, what the fuck is an autistic dog? He doesn’t reply to you when you call his name? No, you just trained him like shit. He doesn’t make a ton of eye contact? Well, he’s a dog and doesn’t know that eye contact is a thing. He doesn’t speak? HE’S A FUCKING DOG.

It was bad enough when I had to worry about catching polio from some white lady’s shitty kid, but I could avoid that because the kid’s shitty and I don’t even want to hang out with him. Now you’re telling me that when I’m walking around and see a cute little pup on the street he might give me fucking rabies? Adorable little goldens are giving me rabies like they’re bats or squirrels? That’s fucked up. I’m gonna die one day, frothing at the mouth and afraid of water, because some cunt in Brooklyn didn’t want to give her dog autism. That’s bullshit.

Looks like Michael Scott was ahead of his time. Hope they’ve got some Fun Run funds leftover because we’re gonna need that shit.