Thursday, February 5, 2009

MicroChipping Dogs--A Good Thing?

Crossposted: Pax Parabellum

Charlie Brown pictured above, a long haired Chihuahua was four months old when he bled to death after being implanted in LA with a mandatory microchip. The vet who did the surgery was perplexed as to what might have caused Charlie to bled to death while his owners helplessly held him.

Having just had to have a dog put to sleep this scares the crap out of me. This law in LA County requires the chip to be implanted by the time the dog is 4 months old, and while many dogs have no problems, there are all sorts of problems being reported. Chips that migrate to other areas of the dog's body. Cancers cropping up at the site of the plant, and for me the general creepiness of the government forcing people to have to do this. How so will it be before they will be forcing us to be implanted with microchips. And let's not forget some pets are microchipped and put to sleep without anyone checking for a chip--read Katie's story here and here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're able to purchase microchip reader from apartment via online store.