Thought this might be of interest to the board; crossposted from a cavalier list. A class action lawsuit being brought on behalf of pet owners who are being told to vaccinate yearly.

Dr Rogers vet hospital website: http://www.critterfixer.com/
His advocacy group: http://www.critteradvocacy.org/

Dogs Adverse Reactions http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/ will be posting
all of the relevant information and updates on this class action lawsuit on
their website at http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/classaction.html. Contact
information for Dr. Rogers and Attorneys Brandys and Swain of Childress Duffy
Goldblatt is above.




----- Original Message -----

From: Dr. Bob Rogers

To: PetAdvocatesTownHall@yahoogroups.com

Cc: PetAdvocatesTownHall@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 6:36 PM

Subject: [PetAdvocatesTownHall] Class Action Law Suit



Critter Fixer Pet Hospital

Bob Rogers DVM

5703 Louetta Spring, Texas 77379


Dear Pet Owner,

The Law Firm of Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd. of Chicago, Illinois, has
agreed to investigate and pursue a potential class action lawsuit arising from
the misrepresentation of the need for pet vaccinations. If you have paid for pet
vaccinations in the last four years without adequate disclosures, please
email the Firm at petvaccine@childresslaw.net.

Every year over 30 thousand dogs and cats in the U.S. die from adverse
reactions from unnecessary vaccines. It has been ten years since the article first
appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
entitled "Are we Vaccinating too much?" in which and Dr Ron Schultz stated, "Clients
are paying for something with no effect except the risk of an adverse
reaction".


Since that time the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American
Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Animal Hospital Association
as well as twenty- two schools of Veterinary Medicine in the U.S. have
endorsed reductions in the numbers and frequency of vaccinations recommended for
pets. More and more research has confirmed that most vaccines are unnecessary and
potentially harmful. And yet 90% of the Veterinarians in the United States
have ignored these guidelines, and continue to give vaccines, which have been
proven to be unnecessary and potentially harmful.


My efforts in the last six years to promote change have been met with
frustration. I have written to every State Board of Veterinary Medicine in the U.S.
I have been before the Texas State Board six times. After I appeared before
the Texas Sunset Committee, a group of 12 Senators who over- see the State
Veterinary Board, they ordered the Board to crack down on unnecessary vaccines.
They have not. The Attorney General's office in Texas has agreed that it is
unlawful for a Veterinarian to obtain a fee by the misrepresentation of the benefit
or necessity of vaccines. And yet the misrepresentation of vaccines to the
public and the harming of our pets continues unchecked.


We need your help. I feel that a class action lawsuit is the only way pet
owners can get fair and ethical treatment for our loved ones.


Sincerely,


Dr. Bob Rogers