When human beings lie to each other, we create the potential to make life hell on earth for the people we lie to.
In 2010, Canine Health Concern - the organisation Catherine O’Driscoll formed in the early 90s – petitioned the UK’s regulator of veterinary medicines, the VMD, to withdraw the licenses for one-year canine vaccines against distemper, parvovirus and canine viral hepatitis (also called adenovirus). The VMD was asked to do this because it is now scientifically accepted that ‘once immune to viral disease, dogs remain immune for years and probably for life’ (World Small Animal Veterinary Association). CHC and its supporters felt that, by withdrawing one-year vaccines, our dogs would no longer be over-vaccinated with vaccines they do not need, and subjected to unwanted vaccine reactions, some of which can be life-threatening. At the same time, hundreds of CHC members wrote to our MPs to ask them to support this request.
No MPs took this issue up, and the VMD refused to take one-year vaccines off the market.
The question Catherine asks in Tip of the Needle is …. Why?
Why is it acceptable to give dogs, cats, horses, and even children, vaccines they do not need, or which come with risks that potentially outweigh the diseases we are running from? Why is this not illegal?
Tip of the Needle is Catherine’s story, because her friends who suffered are literally the tip of the needle of animal and human suffering. It is also your story if you are a parent or an animal guardian, or simply asking if you should take that flu shot.
But it is also a much bigger story – about corrupted science, corporations, governments, and the lies we are told, allegedly for our own good. Animal and human sacrifice is an ancient ritual – but it has yet to end.
Read with an open mind, and to share the truth on behalf of us all.
Praise for The Tip of the Needle
“Catherine O’Driscoll knows more about the creation of health in our companion animals than most veterinarians. As a pet owner, she shouldn’t have needed to research vaccine adverse effects, educate vets and pet owners, and call for an end to unnecessary vaccination – the veterinary profession should have been doing this. The self-taught Catherine O’Driscoll has become a valuable expert in the vaccination field, and veterinarians need the humility to listen to her."
Patricia Jordan DVM
“Catherine has written a masterful description of her journey through life, as she and her life partners, both two- and four-legged, have taught her so much about tolerance, sincerity, truthfulness and compassion. Perhaps her best quality among many is her determination to “say it like it truly is”, even if unpopular. Bravo!”
W. Jean Dodds DVM
“This book is awesome, experiential and real.”
Martin Goldstein DVM
Author of NY Bestseller
‘The Nature of Animal Healing’
It is my honor to show my respect to my friend and hero Catherine O’Driscoll for her amazing book, The Tip of the Needle. I have seen and felt the same pain and suffering of my friends the animals at the Tip of the Needle for over 40 years. Her courage and excellent scientific research into the fact vaccines are neither safe nor effective is refreshing and informative. Her story is one of truth and courage. I too have walked a lonely path of not going along with status quo. No matter how difficult it has been to not blindly follow the religion of vaccines, Catherine and I both know it is the path of truth. In my Zen Buddhist teaching Happiness is knowing you are on the right path. I know in my heart that Catherine O’Driscoll and I are on the right path. Please read, learn from and share her words with all you know and ask them to do the same. Ubuntu. ( I am because we are all ONE.)”
Stephen R. Blake DVM, CVA, CVH
Usui Reiki Master
“Catherine O’Driscoll is the irrefutable champion of veterinary vaccine education. We’re drawn to Catherine like moths to the flame not just because of her extensive body of research, but because her tragic experience with her beloved dogs mirrors our own. Catherine’s latest work offers all of the critical information we’ve come to expect from her, wrapped in an engaging and prophetic story revealing the hidden machine that madly drives over-vaccination … and the subsequent sickening of our companion animals. This glimpse into Catherine’s struggle and growth will forever change your perspective on the veterinary and pharmaceutical industries.”
Editor In Chief,
Dogs Naturally magazine