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> "Paul M. Cook" > wrote in news:[email protected]
>>> Do you know of any later studies?
>> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>> June 3, 2008
>> CASPIAN RELEASES NEW EVIDENCE OF VERICHIP LIES AND DECEPTION
>> Group's Latest Report Sets Record Straight on Chip Implants, Cancer, and
>> Opponents of the VeriChip implant are launching a new offensive against
>> the controversial human microchip this week, amid reports that VeriChip
>> plans to put its chipping division on the auction block. A new report
>> titled "Microchip Implants: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions"
>> released today by CASPIAN Consumer Privacy reveals dirty laundry the
>> company would probably rather keep hidden as it seeks a buyer for its
>> beleaguered product.
>> The 42-page report was authored by CASPIAN director Dr. Katherine
>> Albrecht, a Harvard-educated privacy expert and long-time critic of the
>> VeriChip. The highlight of the report is an eleven-page section titled
>> "Cancer Cover-up" that describes a systematic pattern of lies and
>> deception engaged by VeriChip executives in an effort to downplay the
>> fact that implantable microchips cause cancer in laboratory animals.
> Thanks for the info. If not for these consumer groups, would we ever
> out anything? Would any others here like to weigh in on this? A
> news search of "animals and microchips" shows that many local government
> sponsored shelters are implanting microchips, and from what I remember
> reading some months ago, different municipalites use different chip
> manufacturers. Now I'm unsure as to what to do. Our cat was chipped as
> mattter of course by the local SPCA and since she's a housecat who timidly
> walks out of the apartment (while I'm by the door) a few steps into the
> hallway once every few months, and then runs back in when called, there's
> really no need for a chip. Do we all put our cats through the rigors of
> vet procedure to remove this thing, especially when it's been implanted
> a number of years?
That was the dilemma I faced. My cat was chipped 2 years ago. The actual
procedure to remove it was trivial as it turned out. My sister had 2 of her
cats de-chipped and now we believe her vet was a rank incompetent and also
overcharged her something terrible. Jack's procedure was $466.00 but she
paid 800 each for her cats. Her cats had a harder time because the vet made
a huge incision in both of them. One cat he did not even x-ray at all
first. Jack's incision is 1 inch long and held together with 2 sutures.
The x-ray they took prior showed the exact location of the chip. It was
right under the skin between the shoulder blades. He had no recovery to
speak of, he was home that night eating and grooming and trying to forget
the day he had.
Was it worth it? You bet. I will never have to concern myself with cancer
from that chip. Plus the thing is pretty big with a sharp tip and I cannot
believe he did not feel it in there all this time. Soon his fur will grow
back and we can both forget the whole thing,
I'll post a pic later so you can see how small the wound is.
> Between this, the recent studies of the danger of cordless house phones
> cellphones, pharmaceuticals suddenly taken off the market, water supply
> contamination in the nation's reservoirs, the tomato crop in Florida or
> elsewhere containing salmonella, the wheat gluten problem last year with
> pet food manufacturers, and the recent FDA closure on Petco's distribution
> center, I'm reminded of a famous comedian's line about health:
> "It's no longer a matter of staying healthy anymore. Everything is bad
> you. All you can do is sit there and pick out the sickness that you
Money is all that matters. That is what this country is all about now, sad