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United States MUST Update Rabies Vaccine Laws

I'd like to call this law (once it gets to be a law) " Freedom's Law " in honor of my Service Dog. Our laws about Rabies vaccines just do not match the science.  And we are harming/killing our pets, livestock, etc, by insisting on repeating the vaccines one or every three years; when Animal Immunologists know that "boosters" are useless and unnecessary. They know ONE vaccine (at around 4-6 months of age range) confers life-long immunity. Even if Titer Tests show no results, it's still dormant but can be activated if the animal needs the immunity.   This affects not just pets. Or livestock. It also severely and detrimentally affects people who have Service Dogs or Service (mini) Horses, or Military Working Dogs, or Police Dogs, etc. France did a study on rabies vaccine efficacy and adjusted their laws based on their findings. - someone here in USA wants to do a similar study, in hopes it will help us get these laws to match the science.  Please adjust these laws? Set up a database of which animal has had ONE vaccine at 4-6 months old, Titer Test thereafter, and do NO more regardless of the results of the titer test. Then we can quit harming our furry friends or helpers.  UPDATE: " ' And, instead of quarantine (which can cost thousands of dollars) or euthanizing a dog or cat or other animal who's had a rabies vaccine, if it has been bitten by another animal. Should just get a booster ' '' -- Kansas State University's new protocol advises to AVMA. Even though that is a risk, it is still better for the family who loves their pet than 6-8 months of quarantine or worse.  This is based on Kansas State University's new test results, protocol advocacy. But, again, I'm still advocating that our laws be updated to match the science. I guess AVMA's recent update (based on Kansas State University's advisement) is a step in the right direction. However, since vaccines themselves can and do cause harm, even death, I hope that someday the laws will be updated again to where " ' Only ONE vaccine in a lifetime and NO more ' ''. Or, in the cases of where the animal has had any illness(es) prior to the appointment, then, a NOSODE should be used instead. Australia and some other areas of the world DO use nosodes instead and still see results WITHOUT the harmful side-effects (such as behavior changes, allergies, etc).  I know Australia accepts NOSODES against rabies instead of vaccines. I wish American laws would allow nosodes, too. Since nosodes works from a much more natural means than injection and can be adjusted to the individual animal's or person's needs. Whereas, the vaccine is not adjusted due to the animal / person's size, etc, at all. Nosodes work by being ingested through the mouth. This is a MUCH more natural way to get the animal's immune system to react to the 'invader' than injection. AND, nosodes do NOT carry toxic metals, several other animals species' DNA, human DNA, or other chemicals. Truly, nosodes are the best way to go. and and and and and and and  and and and (nosodes explained)  

Lisa Chociej
2,794 supporters
Started 23 hours ago


Black Jaguar White Tiger Please Return My Savannahs

My name is Andrea.  I live in the US.  Over a year and a half ago, I was erroneously and incorrectly pressured by my veterinarian to find temporary housing for my two Savannah cats. She thought tearing apart cardboard (they didn’t eat it) was a form of pica/anxiety that could be solved with a large area of outdoor space. I reached out to Eduardo Serio as I saw him as a savior of big cats. I made the fateful decision to send them to Black Jaguar White Tiger.  Serio promised to provide my cats (who were extremely well cared for - for more information and evidence refer to my Instagram @Lion_Hearted_Gurl) with lots of outdoor space on 22 acres of the 2000 acres he claimed to have.  Once I arrived with my cats at the BJWT facility in Mexico, I immediately realized I had made a fateful mistake.  There was no 22 acres; there was only a house which housed new born lion cubs, a house which was a completely inappropriate environment, and lacked enrichment and warmth. I wanted to take my cats and return to the United States but was coerced by my partner to leave them in Serio’s care.  I left with Serio’s promises ringing in my ears he would look after them and would send me weekly updates and visitation.  None of that eventuated.  He made it clear on social media they were becoming a nuisance to him.  When I asked to come get my cats, things took a turn for the worst.   Serio took to his social media, calling me crazy, accusing me of abusing my cats (even though Serio is the one on video kicking one of them) refused to talk to me, refused to show me my beloved animals I had entrusted to his care. He blocked me, unblocked me, taunted me, teased me then blocked me again.  He destroyed my character and reputation. Serio had promised to return my cats to America, only if I agreed to give him US$1600 (normal people would call this extortion, Serio preferred to say “reimbursement”).  After I acquiesced, and publicly paid Serio the money (check my Instagram for the demand video and PayPal receipt), on Facebook Live he laughed at me, thanked me for the “donation” and said he was keeping my cats.   Then, after several fans offered to murder me for daring to beg for the return of my cats, Serio “accidentally” published my name, phone number, and email on his social media sites, without giving a thought to my welfare and safety.  I have lodged a police report with the Mexican embassy in California and they have forwarded the report to the Attorney General in Mexico.  I did not sign ownership papers over to Serio. They are still legally my cats. I have attained the services of a Mexican lawyer. They have requested Serio to appear in court and voluntarily return my cats to me through the American Embassy on 3 separate occasions. Eduardo Serio has been cited to appear in court.  Aeromexico offered to help transport the cats back to the US but Serio refused to cooperate.  I learned later that BJWT  is NOT recognised by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).  Serio will block anyone who questions him about my cats, documentation of his rescues and or proof that he does not support the declawing of animals in his possession. He also has a track record of publicly shaming women who disagree with him.  He publicly defamed and shamed a young woman in Colombia on the pretense she stalled the transfer of 6 lions which Serio wanted to import to his facility in Mexico.  He made statements on his social media there was a warrant for her arrest and that she was an “animal murderer.”  The reality was his CITES permit had expired and after applying and receiving a new one, the lions are still languishing in Colombia due to his own incompetence.  He recently publicly shamed a woman in Mexico by the name of Erika Ortigoza calling her a prostitute and saying she is sleeping with government officials in order to gain favors for her work.  He sexually demeans any woman who questions his unethical animal welfare practices, saying they are sexually unable to fulfil the needs of men, calling them fat and ugly.  His "secret" @thekerfuffler Instagram account is getting increasingly racist and mean.   All I want is the return of my cats but they have now disappeared.  I do not know where they are and I fear for their safety.    My Lawyer will continue with legal proceedings against him.  It is my hope you can help bring to light his grievous actions against my cats, myself and others he has targeted and above all get my Savannah cats returned safely to me.      

Lion Hearted Gurl
828 supporters