"A Chip-a-thon"-- as fundraiser against cancer! ????? *LINK*

"A Chip-a-thon"-- as fundraiser against cancer! ????? *LINK*
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Saturday, April 11, 2009 (All day)

From: Katherine Albrecht
Date: 11/04/2009 7:55:56 AM
Subject: Pocono Record promotes \"Chip-a-thon\"-- as fundraiser against cancer!

Hi, all:

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

At an upcoming \"Chip-a-thon\" in Northern Pennsylvania, pets will be
injected with microchips -- to raise money for the \'American Cancer Society\'


These are the same microchips that cause cancer in 1% - 10% of
laboratory animals that receive them, and that peer-reviewed studies
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. These
things are dangerous, and should not be put into pets.

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.

In freedom,
Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D., [ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

Oh, & here\'s the ad -- er, I mean \"article\"

Chip-a-thon benefits pets, Relay for Life


\"Better than a boomerang, a pet microchip can bring a lost pet back to
you. On April 19, a pet chip-a-thon for companion animals will benefit
Relay for Life. The chip-a-thon is sponsored by Creature Comforts
Veterinary Service and Schering, the sponsors of Home Again pet
chipping, a quick process in which microchips with information about the
pet\'s owner are injected under the skin.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Lake House Hotel, Route
115, Saylorsburg. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25,
which includes the first year\'s registration for the pet in the Home
Again Recovery System. If a pet is already chipped, it can be scanned
and registered into the system for the same price. All proceeds will be
donated to the American Cancer Society\'s West End Relay for Life.

The Home Again Recovery System must be renewed yearly.

If your pet strays, Home Again will put out lost pet fliers, contact
animal clinics and pay up to $3,000 in medical insurance in case the pet
is injured while lost.

Microchipping is a good way to identify a pet permanently and is
suitable identification for a lifetime license for dogs. Call Creature
Comforts at (570) 992-0400 for more information.

Relay For Life is a 24-hour fundraising event for the American Cancer
Society. The West End Relay will be June 6-7 at the Pleasant Valley High
School stadium, Brodheadsville.\" For information, go to: [ OLD LINK REMOVED ]