Avoid Microchipping and RFID

http://www.chipmenot.org/scientificevidence.htm

Links below are from the above site above, to show you examples, the site is highly recommended for those who think realistically about what your country is doing, and what AR fanatics are doing…to animal owners……..not surprisingly, it’s about $$$ and no privacy left for people.

WARNING FOR ANYONE WHO DOES  might think about MICROCHIPPING  THEIR ANIMALS…………”DON’T DO IT!” and forget about microchipping your kids or yourself for any reason. It was already done in California to kids and the result was big trouble. It was also attempted nationally for livestock and was legally thwarted by the same gal that set up the “no chip” site named above.   Here ya go:

“We are volunteers dedicated to informing the public about the dangers of animal chipping and dispelling misconceptions the industry has spread about implantable microchips.Our group includes pet owners whose animals have been adversely affected by microchip implants and pet lovers who do not want to see other animals suffer. Our group was co-founded by RFID microchip expert and researcher Dr. Katherine Albrecht and University of Michigan graduate student Lidiya Prorochuk.”
Staff
Bios
Katherine Albrecht
photo by Jim Cole
Katherine Albrecht
RFID and Consumer Privacy Expert
Award-winning Author, Speaker, Privacy Advocate
Doctorate in Consumer Education, Harvard University“Corporations must be held accountable when their products take innocent lives. It is time for the truth to be told: implantable microchips pose a health risk to pets.”
Lidiya Prorochuk
Lidiya Prorochuk
Graduate student, ChipMeNot co-founder, and project coordinator.“I am also an animal lover and I can’t stand the exploitation of innocent pets for profits by the microchip industry.”
Brian Wiegand
Brian Wiegand
ChipMeNot Volunteer and Research Associate“I don’t like animals being abused or taken advantage of. They have no way to defend themselves from such treatment. I try to help them in whatever way I can.”
Howard Gillis
Howard Gillis
ChipMeNot Volunteer and owner of Seamus, the five-year old bullmastiff who died after developing a malignant tumor around two microchip implants.“There were never any warnings about what a microchip could do, but I saw it first-hand. That cancer…just ate him up.”
Linda Hawkins
Linda Hawkins
Linda has been married for 24 years, is a mother and a grandmother, and works in the telecommunications industry. She is a ChipMeNot Volunteer and owner of Scotty, the Yorkshire Terrier who died when a malignant tumor around a microchip took his life.“Scotty didn’t live the 15 years he was supposed to … I did something I thought a responsible pet owner should – microchip your pet – and to think that it killed him … It just breaks your heart.”

Advisory Board
Keith Miller
Professor Keith W. Miller
Professor Keith W. Miller
Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor
Computer Science, University of Illinois at SpringfieldEditor-in-Chief, IEEE Technology & Society. 2008-
Associate Editor for Ethics, IEEE IT-Professional. 2008-
IEEE Society on Social Implications of TechnologyC.V. and professional accomplishments here.

PD: Microchipping is NOT a good idea and never actually has been a good idea.  Proponents always claim that it ‘saves’ animals but the reality is that if you are very responsible with your animal and it gets stolen, you likely won’t be able to recover it using the microchip data since you won’t even know where the animal is to begin with, and if it was actually stolen, the thief will resell it. When the bona fide purchaser might attempt to microchip it themselves, and if a doctor finds the microchip already there, you then have a legal issue as to who owes who what $$$, and who takes the animal?

It is our opinion that stolen animals do not later get microchipped. If you were careful your pet would likely not be out on the street although we realize accidents do happen. Even so, we do not like, approve, or recommend any microchipping and would never do it to any animal we might own.  Surprisingly, animal rights does NOT consider “chipping” to be animal abuse, despite the risks that it could end up killing your animal and lawsuits are filed against makers of the chips, or the vets that insert the chips.

If a thief actually breaks into your house or steals your animals, it is highly unlikely you will recover the animal via microchip.  If your animal was recovered that way, we would be shocked. Yeah, yeah, we know about the alleged “rescuers” supposedly allegedly stealing or moving the dogs from CA to another state, where allegedly some dogs are “chipped”….won’t believe it until they are actually convicted and in jail. If any rescuer actually stole all those dogs we would be surprised. But isn’t that “ANIMAL ABUSE????”

The REAL reason for any “chipping” is actually NOT for the animal, but for companies to make $$$ off the backs of animal OWNERS, and groups like H$U$ buy the stock, and second, to then  TRACK animal OWNERS– NOT the animals. Get it? Just like SMART PHONES track you 24/7?   Same deal. When is enough enough???! See more…….

General Reading (from chipmenot site)

“Microchips And Cancer” by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.

“Microchip Implants: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.

“Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors” by Todd Lewan, AP National Writer

“Implanted Microchips Cause Cancer” by Jane Williams

“Microchip maker ‘hid ties to cancer:” Company didn’t tell public of studies linking sub-skin device to rat tumors”

“Why Advocates And Lawmakers Are Concerned About Involuntary Microchipping”

“Serious Questions Raised About VeriChip Safety, Data Security”

“USDA: No authority to regulate pet microchips”

“Microchipping of Animals”

“FDA Is Suppressing Research That Shows Implanted Microchips Cause Cancer in Mice, Rats, and Dogs”

“Microchip Implants: Technological Solution or 21st Century Nightmare?” 

“Scotty’s Story” has been graciously created by his mom, Linda Hawkins, for the website of www.noble-leon.com in order to increase awareness of the potential microchip-cancer risk.

Thinking Shift: RFID

Microchipping information on Wikipedia – click here

Additional interesting microchip/RFID articles and websites here.

Radio Shows and Videos

Dr. Katherine Albrecht has dedicated numerous hours to researching the subject of animal microchipping and sharing the information with her radio audience.  Following is a list of radio shows dedicated to the subject.  Click on a date and it will lead you to the radio archive with a description of the show.  You may download, burn, and distribute any of Dr. Katherine’s radio programs for educational purposes.

Thu., March 25, 2010
Thu., March 11, 2010
Tue., March 09, 2010
Thu., March 04, 2010
Fri., December 11, 2009
Thu., December 03, 2009
Thu., November 05, 2009
Tue., October 27, 2009
Thu., July 30, 2009
Tue., July 21, 2009
Tue., March 31, 2009
Thu., March 05, 2009
Wed., March 04, 2009
Mon., February 16, 2009
Thu., February 12, 2009
Tue., February 10, 2009
Mon., February 09, 2009
Tue., February 03, 2009
Mon., February 09, 2009
Tue., February 03, 2009
Mon., November 10, 2008
Fri., November 07, 2008
Mon., November 10, 2008
Fri., November 07, 2008
Wed., October 22, 2008
Tue., June 10, 2008
Tue., October 30, 2007
Fri., April 20, 2007

Dogs reunited with families, no microchip needed

It Really Works!
http://pettags.com/forum/forums/t/388.aspx

Buddy Missing For Over 3 Weeks: Found
http://www.wxii12.com/family/20290160/detail.html

Lost Dog Reunited Story
http://www.lostdogs.ie/blog/tag/lost-dog-reunited

Harry’s Big Adventure
http://silveroakranch.com/gpage2.html

Dog gone tale has a happy ending
http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/dog-gone-tale-has-a-happy-ending-102935.html

Reunited at last
http://santafescoop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/new-story-reunited-at-last

Lost pet story has dog-gone happy ending for Macon family
http://www.macon.com/2010/02/23/1033987/lost-pet-story-has-dog-gone-happy.html

The Finding of Caera
http://www.findingcaera.com/2010/03/finding-of-caera.html

Kids rescue dog in woods
http://www.goodnewsblog.com/2006/11/13/kids-rescue-dog-in-woods

Pilfered pooch puts instincts on auto-pilot
http://www.sanjuanislander.com/features/people/dog.shtml

Man Reunites With Dog After Shelter Mix-Up
http://www.wsmv.com/news/14142731/detail.html

Dog-gone heartwarming Christmas tale
http://3hmm.com/thesun/?p=5968

A white dog dances again
http://www.murfreesboropost.com/a-white-dog-dances-again-cms-1433

Dog reunited with owners after three months
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7129899

Found!
http://www.found-pets.org/index.html

Fido Finder: Lost Dog Success Stories
http://www.fidofinder.com/lost-dog-success-stories.php

Fido Finder:  Lost Dog Success Stories
http://www.fidofinder.com/lost-dog-success-stories.php

IDtag.com
http://www.idtag.com

Austin Lost Pets
http://www.austinlostpets.com

Austin Lost Pets Success Stories
http://www.austinlostpets.com/Successes.htm

FindToto.com
http://www.findtoto.com/

FindToto.com Success stories
https://www.findtoto.com/pet-found.html

Pet Amber Alert
http://www.petamberalert.com/

Pet Amber Alert Success stories
http://www.petamberalert.com/success-stories

Lostyourpet.net
http://www.lostyourpet.net/default.aspx?countryid=2

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4 thoughts on “Avoid Microchipping and RFID

  1. That’s just shit. It’s just to make money like neutering, declawing, and most other unnecessary operations on animals. It doesn’t help the animal or help the owner find them. If they’re to find the animal why don’t they come with a tracker for the owner to know where the animal is?

  2. I’m of two minds about this. Yes, I know that chipping can cause cancer. But I also know that chipping can confer proof of ownership. When you have a high value breed (pit bulls in some areas are hot commodities, and toy dogs of any breed or mix in most areas), and this dog is stolen.. Something that happens more often than you would think, because dog theft is not treated as a serious crime. How do you prove this dog is yours? And lets face it, to most people one lab, yorkie, or maltese looks pretty much like another.
    Yes, there is tattooing, but tattoos can be altered. What then?
    I once had a dog escape my yard, collarless. Though I had his registration paperwork, I didn’t have a picture of this dog with me in the picture, so the spca would not release the dog to me. I went there every day for three days begging them to give me back my dog, including a faxed affidavit from the breeder with a picture of the dog from before I’d bought him (which is when I was told I needed a picture of me and the dog together), until the last day, when they killed him. Had he been microchipped (or tattooed, I concede), Timberline wouldn’t have died because it would have been proof of ownership.
    It was their “policy”.
    I have also known a few breeders who have received calls from shelters stating they had their dog. A dog they’d sold a few years before, but had chipped the dog, and was secondary contact on the chip. Every one of these breeders were happy to have the dog they bred back.
    So it’s a two edged sword. Breeders and pet owners alike have to weigh out the pros and cons. Generally, I would avoid chipping cats or dogs with genetic or viral compromised immune systems.
    In the links you posted, one of them even states
    “The research concerning microchipped canines is far more sketchy; in fact, the AP was able to uncover only two such studies. In one study, the implanted chip was blamed for the malignant growth while in the other one the exact cause of the cancer could not be pinpointed.”
    I confess to not having followed all of them, but this was on the very first link I clicked. Another link has links to studies and overviews of the two dogs that were mentioned above. One dog was a 9 year old Bulldog possibly a Frenchie, the other was 11 years old, and I didn’t see the breed. Frenchies (and English, the University of Georgia mascots Uga 14 and 15 both died of cancer) are known to catch cancer, so there could be other causes, though no doubt the chip aggravated a possible underlying genetic factor.
    Please understand I am not dismissing anecdotal evidence. Many times that is all we have to force a study, especially when there is a large company that is making money off of a situation blocking the release of information. As I have said, I do believe that chipping can cause cancer. But I also believe in some cases, it may be a necessary evil. It’s up to the individual owner of each pet to decide and act on what they think is best.

    By the way, thank you for the time and effort you have put into this blog. I agree with most of everything you have said here, and I feel you’re doing the pet owner world a great service by showing them again and again and again the dangers of the AR fanatics.

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