Burying the Evidence

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

EDITORIAL January 2018

 “Homeopathy exists without a recognised body of evidence for its use. Furthermore, it is not based on sound scientific principles. It is vital to protect the welfare of animals committed to the care of the veterinary profession and the public’s confidence in the profession that any treatments not underpinned by a recognised evidence base or sound scientific principles do not delay or replace those that do.”  – Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – Nov 2, 2017


The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) wants to stop veterinarians from practicing homeopathy. They say it’s “to protect the welfare of animals” but what are they really up to? Every time a homeopathic vet cures another animal it is evidence that homeopathy is a powerful and safe healing method. The RCVS and those invested in Pharma drug profits want to bury that evidence. They want to stop any vet from practicing who doesn’t prescribe their products, or who uses less of them. Never mind that many of those are quite dangerous. For instance, flea and tick products commonly recommended by conventional vets have injured and killed many dogs and cats.1,2 Veterinary drugs for other purposes have also caused injury or death. If the RCVS were really concerned about the welfare of animals, they would be embracing safer alternatives instead of trying to suppress them.

Immunity generated from most of the core veterinary vaccines lasts many years and, for some, a lifetime.3 Yet, because vaccines are highly profitable, the manufacturers and many veterinarians often push for yearly booster shots. Furthermore, there is risk with these vaccines, as they can cause lethal injection- site sarcomas.4 A veterinarian told me they give the vaccinations in the leg, so when the cancer develops they can amputate. So why isn’t the RCVS working to change the policy of giving dangerous vaccines and repeating them unnecessarily? Apparently, protecting animals is not their first concern.

While the RCVS is hostile to homeopathy and prints lies about it, people whose pets are treated homeopathically are quite happy with the results. So too are the many farmers who use homeopathy for their livestock. Farmers are practical people who make a living raising healthy animals. They wouldn’t continue for one minute with a therapy that didn’t work.

The British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) is fighting back against this latest attempt to suppress homeopathy.  On January 15th they led a march on the RCVS headquarters to deliver a protest petition.  It was attended by veterinarians, pet owners and those who support homeopathy and medical freedom in general. I hope it was propitious that they met at the Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square.  The battle continues.

  1. https://www.publicintegrity.org/2010/03/18/2711/epa-cracks-down-flea-tick-labels-wake-center-probe
  2. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/side-effects-of-spot-on-flea-treatments/
  3. https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/what-every-vet-should-know-about-vaccines/
  4. https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/jintile/2012/dec/injection-site-sarcomas-in-cats-29517

BAHVS reply to RCVS


Editorial –Burying the Evidence”

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Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.


  • Good article. We veterinarians that use homeopathy look at these kinds of statements with puzzlement. When there is so much evidence that homeopathy is effective, what kind of mind can these people have developed for themselves? They are so blinded that they cannot even see what is in front of them?

    • Hi Richard,

      Of course it doesn’t make any logical sense. https://hpathy.com/medical-cartoons/royal-college-veterinary-surgery/
      Some may be blinded, but I believe others are taking their marching orders from Pharma. The decision to attack homeopathy may have been made by one person, who’s on the take. There’s a similar situation on the UK’s NHS, where they no longer want to cover homeopathy and other holistic therapies. I researched it and found that the head of the NSH was the probable culprit.

      • it is 100% true. Their bias against Homoeopathy is only due to the fear of their losing their Business if Homoeopathy becomes more & more popular.
        My view is Diseases are invisible but experienced through sufferings which match the symptoms experienced by the patients , so also Evidence of Homeopathic medicinal effects can be gauged by the results. Scientific evidence for everything means that only scientists opinion & findings are more authentic than law of nature.
        Homeopathy is God Given Gift to the Mankind. no one can deny it whatever way they try.

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