mRNA in Animals: Roger Meacock, the gentle vet who roars

As the world has been engulfed in the phenomenon of novel mRNA injections in humans, how many have considered what is happening in the animal kingdom? Are mRNA vaccine platforms being rolled out in animals, as we have been led to believe, and are the stories of mRNA contamination through meat all that they seem?

Roger Meacock BVSc MRCVS is a consultant veterinary surgeon and one of a kind. The phrase ‘Do No Harm’ means as much in the world of veterinary medicine as it does in human medicine. As he has been at the forefront of quantum veterinary medicine in the UK for the last 25 years, many refer to him as ‘one of a kind’ or the ‘last-chance vet’. Roger Meacock goes the extra mile and will often see animals who are too sick to be treated with established medicine. Whilst he never promises the impossible, if he thinks he can help, he normally can. He can be contacted at his practice, Natural Healing Solutions.

As the Covid–19 pandemic began, Meacock became more and more concerned, the more he learned of ‘the science’ that the population was being asked by the Government to follow. When mRNA vaccines began to hit the headlines as being the new miracle that the world had been waiting for, he immediately saw red flags. The prior use of mRNA platforms in animal studies as far back as the 1990s, had been nothing short of a disaster. Nevertheless, a product called Sequivity, a novel mRNA vaccine for pigs, suddenly appeared on the market, manufactured by Merck. Meacock's concerns were heightened at this development: how would it affect the food chain for both animals and humans?

Meacock and his colleague Dr Kevin McCairn jointly wrote a letter of concern to the Veterinary Medicine Directorate (VMD). The VMD is the British veterinary regulator and equivalent to the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the regulation of human medicines. The VMD aims to protect public health, animal health and the environment, and to promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines. Like the MHRA, the VMD has stakeholders and agreements with various service providers.

The VMD is overseen by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a ministry previously covered by UK Column. The CEO of the VMD is Abigail Seager, a senior civil servant. The UK Chief Veterinary Officer is Professor Christine Middlemass. One of Professor Middlemass’ concerns is antimicrobial resistance and she has been working with Dame Sally Davies, the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Envoy.

In this interview, Roger Meacock reveals the truth about the use of mRNA injection platforms in animals and his serious concerns surrounding the effects that these has on animals, as well as regarding the role it will play within the food chain. How many animals are receiving mRNA injections, and how do vets view it? Meacock also discusses prion disease and how it can be linked to ‘mad cow disease’ (BSE) and the human equivalent (vCJD). Is there a potential link to mRNA technology? As Meacock emphasises, he is not infallible in his suspicion that there is; however, until appropriate studies and research have been carried out, we will never know.

There are important differences between administering mRNA injections to humans and to food-producing animals. Whereas people expect to live for multiple decades (so that a slow onset degenerative condition will have much more time to manifest), the situation with animals is different. Every year in the UK, approximately 2.6 million head of cattle, 10 million pigs, 14.5 million sheep and lambs, 80 million fish and 950 million birds are slaughtered for human consumption.

We consider what the concerns and dangers surrounding mRNA ‘medicines’ are from a vet’s perspective. What do Meacock’s eyes see—details that perhaps our human-medicine doctors are missing? What role will mRNA platforms play in future veterinary medicine?

This is just the first in a series of interviews with Roger Meacock, the gentle vet who does no harm. Please be sure to keep an eye on the UK Column website, as domestic pets, livestock farming, microchipping, the future of veterinary medicine, and the impact on animals of 15-minute cities will be on the agenda for discussion with him.