As if people not vaccinating their kids isn't enough nonsense to deal with, there's an increasing trend (opens new window) for pet owners to not vaccinate their pets (opens new window) as well. This appears to be due to silly concerns such as that their pets might suffer from autism, despite the fact that autism hasn't been observed in animals.
Vets in New York are starting to see unvaccinated pets, saying that it seems to be a "hipster" thing.
The owner of a website against pet vaccination - Stop the Shots (opens new window) - says there are dangers with vaccinations, but admits that he doesn't have a scientific background.
Pets are like kids in many ways - they depend on their owners to make sensible decisions about their healthcare.