Saturday, April 11, 2009

WTF... Implant "chip-a-thon" as fundraiser against cancer

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Implant "chip-a-thon" as fundraiser against cancer
Katherine Albrecht

I thought I'd seen every lame thing the RFID industry could dish up to
support microchip implants, but this is over the top.

An upcoming "Chip-a-thon"(!?!) in Northern Pennsylvania will be
injecting pets with microchips -- to raise money for the American Cancer

These are the same microchips that cause cancer in 1% to 10% of
laboratory animals that receive them. Peer-reviewed journal articles
have shown to be related to cancerous tumors in at least two dogs.

This promotional puff piece contains no mention of cancer, the recent
death of Charlie Brown--the chihuahua that bled to death in January from
a chip implant, chip migration, chip failure, MRI incompatibility,
function creep, societal downsides, industry deception, religious
opposition -- nothing.

The Pocono Record should be ashamed at passing this off as balanced
journalism. We need to start calling journalists and editors on the
carpet whenever they print biased promotional pieces that support the
implant industry. They need to investigate and report the facts.
Microchip implants are dangerous, and should not be put into living

Could one of you (or many of you) write a letter to the editor about
this horrible article? At the very least we need some serious comments
in the "Respond to this article" section.

And would any of you in Northern Pennsylvania be interested in
protesting this event? It's next Sunday, April 19th, from 10:00 to 4:00
in Saylorsburg, PA. Maybe a few CASPIAN members could show up and
peacefully hand out flyers to educate unwary pet owners. Let me know if
you're interested in coordinating or attending the event and I'll spread
the word.

Meanwhile, research studies on the link between microchip implants and
cancer are available at