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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San Marcos Protest - Television Coverage

SAN MARCOS - PROTEST AGAINST MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING
TELEVISION NEWS COVERAGE

CBS News, Austin, KEYE Channel 42


NEWS 8, Austin, Time Warner 24-Hour Local News
"Plan to require microchips in pets rejected" 
Repeated News Feed 3/4/09
Story here
Video link here

FOX News, Austin, Channel 7
3/3/09
Archived at:  http://www.bacibacio.com/video/fox7.htm

NBC News, Austin, KXAN, Channel 42
"San Marcos to revisit pet microchipping"
Story and video here

CBN - Christian Broadcasting Network
"Pet Lovers Protest Micro-Chipping Law"
3/5/09 ...

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San Marcos Protest - Print Coverage

SAN MARCOS - PROTEST AGAINST MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING
PRINT COVERAGE

by Anita Miller, March 5, 2009
"I'm against mandatory tagging and for voluntary," said resident Dottie Barnes.  "I don't want to put a foreign object in my living animal."
by Anita Miller, March 3, 2009
Council member Chris Jones and fellow Council member John Thomaides will request that microchipping be removed from the new ordinance before it goes into effect on April 1.From the start, controversy has swirled around requiring ...

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News Flashes - 03-07-09


Couple alleges hospital killed son for his organs
Lawsuit claims Pa. doctors caused 18-year-old accident victim to suffocate
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29516877/

Card-Based Payments on the Rise Due to Rewards Programs
http://www.risnews.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=MultiPublishing&mod=PublishingTitles&mid=2E3DABA5396D4649BABC55BEADF2F8FD&tier=4&id=A54BB34C5C094E719CD1272641EB45E4

French Connection Stores Implement Loss Prevention Technology
A new system uses real-time behavioral profiling to analyze expected transactions for each store, cash register and cashier, based on prior data and real-time register information. The continuous, real-time analytics provide detailed alerts to regional and/or store-level managers when ...

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San Marcos Chipping Ordinance - Details

* What is the name and number of the ordinance?

http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/departments/health/AnimalServices/docs/09jan_ordinance.pdf

 

 

* What exactly does the ordinance call for pet owners to do (related to microchips)? What animals are targeted?

 

Section 6.044. Identification/Registration Microchip Required.

(a) It is a violation of this chapter if any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of

a dog or cat over the age of four (4) months within the City of San Marcos does not register such

animal as provided herein. Police dogs or assistance animals shall be exempt from the

Identification ...

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