Implant "chip-a-thon" as fundraiser against cancer (!?!)

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 inject pets with microchips -- to raise money for the American Cancer Society!

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090411/NEWS/904110358

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 ...

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April 3, 2009: Victory for Pet Owners! San Marcos, TX, Overturns Microchip Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2009

Victory for Pet Owners! San Marcos, TX, Overturns Microchip Mandate
Local animal owners no longer required to chip their pets

The City Council of San Marcos, Texas, unanimously voted this week to rescind a mandatory pet microchipping ordinance that would have required all pets within city limits to receive an injected implant. The 7 to 0 vote was made at the City Council meeting on Tuesday night. All members were present and voted, including Mayor Susan Clifford-Narvaiz, according to San Marcos Communications Director Melissa Millecam.

The chipping ordinance was originally adopted last December and ...

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