Tetherd Cow Ahead celebrates World Homeopathy Awareness Week!

Well Acowlytes, I bet you didn’t think I could do it. I bet you didn’t think I could tie our old friends from ShooTag into homeopathy awareness week! But we have a saying around these parts: ‘Any man is liable to err but only a fool persists in error’.1 And with that thought in mind, a search on ‘Energetic Solutions’ (the company behind ShooTag) and ‘homeopathy’ throws up this link.2

Yes folks, the people who brought you ShooTag, started out by attempting to foist on the world ‘homeopathic creams for stress reduction’. Strangely, this comes as no surprise to me.

Nothing seems to have come of this previous enterprise though – I can’t find a single other thing about it. One has to assume that they weren’t quite in the league of all the other con-artists out there. It does add one further arrow to my quiver though – the ShooTaggers are even more obviously in it for the money. They’ve found the rich seam that is gullible New Age woowoo and they’re mining it for all they’re worth.

On a slightly more disturbing note, I draw your attention to a comment on this post on a blog called The Dish. Melissa Rogers, CEO of ShooTag claims to be sending the tags to Africa, a country that has a crippling malaria problem:

We have sent our People -Mosquito tags to Africa and Haiti. We have Africa interested in purchasing our tags.

I’m pretty sure that this is nothing more than grandiose bragging on Ms Rogers’ part3 (‘sending the tags to Africa’ and ‘having Africa interested in purchasing our tags’ means fuck all in any real sense), but if the ShooTag crowd are venturing into a territory that sees them offering protection against malaria, Dengue fever, Ross river virus, Yellow fever, West Nile virus and the host of other mosquito-borne diseases that kill over a million people every year, then they better have something more convincing than the claptrap they’ve trotted out so far. While they’re currently hoodwinking gullible pet owners they’re relatively inconsequential – if they cross the line into allowing people to die through their misleading claims, they will have more than my annoyance to deal with.






  1. Cicero []
  2. Which shows us also that pet owners aren’t the only stupid people that these swindlers have gulled []
  3. it’s proving to be a habit of hers []