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Doctor Urges Vegans To Accept COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Keeping Healthy Assists Me In Fighting For Animal Equality’

'The reality is that all of our medications and vaccines will have been tested on laboratory animals'

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A doctor is urging vegans to accept the COVID-19 vaccine following multiple concerns surrounding the jab.

Many refusing the vaccine are doing so based on the fact it has gone through animal testing. In UK law, all medications are tested on animals. 

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However, Dr. Rebecca Jones says she ‘confidently’ accepted the vaccine and is encouraging other vegans to do the same. 

The GP, also known as The Vegan Doctor, penned an Op-Ed for major news outlet The Telegraph

“The reality is that all of our medications and vaccines will have been tested on laboratory animals,” Dr. Jones writes.

“As heartbreaking as that is to accept, I don’t feel that it means vegans should necessarily decline the Covid vaccine – or any vaccine for that matter. Does this make me less of a vegan?”

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‘All vaccines are tested on animals’

Moreover, Dr Jones cites The Vegan Society – which recently published a statement on the vaccine. 

It wrote: “The definition of veganism recognizes that it is not always possible or practicable to avoid animal use, which is particularly relevant to medical situations. 

“In the case of Covid-19, vaccination will play a fundamental role in tackling the pandemic and saving lives. As all vaccines currently are tested on animals, at this stage it is impossible to have a vaccine that has been created without animal use…

“We would like to make it clear that The Vegan Society encourages vegans to look after their health and that of others, to continue to be effective advocates for veganism and other animals.”

‘The compassion of veganism’

Dr. Jones then criticized those declining the vaccine to maintain a ‘pristine vegan title’. 

She added: “I feel that the compassion of veganism stretches not only to non-human animals but to other people too..

“Keeping myself healthy and well only assists me in my fight for animal equality.”

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cellisis
cellisis
1 year ago

no vaccine is needed when you have immunity with plant based nutritions, and existing drugs to cure covid. you have this doctor advise to take vaccine, while many other doctors advise against it!

tofuchik
tofuchik
1 year ago
Reply to  cellisis

The “existing drugs to cure covid” (and every other drug) was also tested on animals.

Dylan Wentworth
Dylan Wentworth
1 year ago
Reply to  cellisis

That is absolutely false.

Dolphin
Dolphin
1 year ago

How much was she paid,

rodentx2
rodentx2
1 year ago

The vaccine is just a temporary band-aid. It won’t prevent future zoonotic pandemics because non-vegans will refuse to take responsibility for supporting animal agriculture and will refuse to change their behavior. Same goes for animal-exploiting businesses, large and small.

Courtney Scott
Courtney Scott
1 year ago

Interesting no mention of the need to boost your immune system, I find that information missing in every article about the vaccine and covid. Not even from a vegan doctor, wow. And by the way, there are animal products in vaccines, as well as being tested on animals. And just curious, how does that fit in with protesting at animal labs? So you object to some testing, but not the testing that benefits (or you think it benefits) you? The fact is there are treatments for covid, in fact the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not true vaccines, they do not prevent infection or transmission, they merely lessen symptoms if you get the virus, and most people have little or no symptoms at all. And as said, there are treatments available, they just are not being touted by the media or big pharma, perhaps a profit motive? Check out Ivermectin, Vit. D, Zinc to name just three. Do your own research. There are many many doctors who argue against taking this experimental vaccine.

notyetagm
notyetagm
1 year ago
Reply to  Courtney Scott

An RCT shows Ivermectin does not work.

Everyone in Brazil takes Ivermectin and they have the worst outbreak in the world right now.

Renate Groener
Renate Groener
1 year ago

No vaccine is needed, Nobody talks about boosting immune system. How stupid they think people are taking part on an experiment which is not even a real vaccine.

Dylan Wentworth
Dylan Wentworth
1 year ago
Reply to  Renate Groener

Yes they are talking about boosing your immune system but you should absolutely get the vaccine.

David A .Hereaux
David A .Hereaux
1 year ago
Reply to  Renate Groener

Well said.

MrsStafford
MrsStafford
1 year ago

This is such a missed opportunity to really make a stand against animal testing. If a large portion of the population refused the jab on these ground then surely he law would have to be reviewed. They are so keen to get everyone vaccinated that this would help our cause to stop animal testing. I feel very unsupported by the vegan society as a result of their statement.

Dylan Wentworth
Dylan Wentworth
1 year ago

When I went to a strict vegan diet 6 years ago I said I would never let the ideology of it interfere with my health or stand in the way of life saving medication. I known people who have ended up in the hospital, people with strong immune systems and still end up on a ventilator.

David A .Hereaux
David A .Hereaux
1 year ago

We’d all be dead or immune if this pandemic was nearly as dangerous as they make it out to be.
Avoid being the lab rat for sick people that own the governments of the world.

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