A world-renowned veterinarian and feline specialist claims that he discovered an indisputable link between the Feline Autism Syndrome and the cat flea vaccine.
Dr. Andrew Singer, director of the Royal Veterinary College of the University of London, revealed the results of an 11-year study implicating over 85,000 cats, in a press conference this morning.
According to Dr. Singer, researchers were able to demonstrate a direct and undeniable link between animals being vaccinated against fleas and ticks and them developing autism.
“Not all cats who got the vaccines became autistic, but 100% of the cats who suffered from autism had been vaccinated… all 17,254 of them!”
The veterinarian recommends cat owners to avoid vaccination, claiming the negative consequences outweigh the benefits.
“Having an antisocial cat that doesn’t obey any orders is certainly worst than an intelligent flea-ridden one. I think the choice is obvious.”
According to the study, approximately 11% of the animals who developed autism symptoms have also shown signs of Asperger syndrome, often demonstrating unusual intellectual capacities like the ability to use a smartphone or play the piano.
Dr. Singer insists that this study concerns only cats and is in no way related to human vaccination, but the results rapidly sparked new debates on social media.
Even if arguments against vaccination are usually contradicted by a majority of the scientific community, this new study seems to have given some new weapons to anti-vaccination advocates.
Similar studies have led several parents to keep their children from being vaccinated in the past, so it’s predictable that this new research could have a similar influence on cat owners.