Vets concerned over growing anti-vaccination movement among ‘hipster’ pet owners

NEW YORK — Hipster pet owners are increasingly refusing to vaccinate their animals, in the latest twist in the spread of the “anti-vax” movement, veterinarians in the U.S. have said.

Vets in fashionable areas of New York are among those reporting a significant rise in the number of pet owners who are rejecting immunization because of fear propagated by fringe groups who publicize side-effects.

The growing movement prompted the U.S. wellness website, Care2, to issue a warning to anyone...

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