Microchipping pets....and humans???

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/29/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )

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I know many of us microchip our pets, in case they get lost....they can be returned home safely. This is a wonderful technology in my opinion. Would you do this to your pet? What about your kids in the future? The technology is already there. But how much do we want "big brother" looking over our shoulders?



I know there is a verse in the bible somewhere about this exact thing...against it of course. I cannot find it. I am not a religious hound, but I am curious if anyone has the verse?



What is every ones opinions on this? Is it wrong morally? Is it wrong on a religious level? GPS tracking on our phones? There are so many sides and perspectives to this, I am curious what you all think.





*edited to add* In animals I believe it is a 16 gauge needle to insert it subcutaneously between the shoulder blades. It is about the size of a grain of rice, and a microchip scanner can find the number. n They can migrate around the body, though not typical.



*I just wrote down below, that if the technology does become available for humans, I would imagine it would come with a GPS locator also. This would be good for abducted children, but is it worth it? Is this technology better suited for criminals?

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Tracey - posted on 04/29/2011

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Could a human microchip contain medical information so if I was unconsious and had no paperwork on me a doctor could scan my chip and see which medications I am allergic to?

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Amanda - posted on 05/20/2011

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I would defiantly NOT get this in my kids or myself. My husbands grandfather is a minister and he got an email about this...somewhere in the U.S there was millions of dollars trying to figure out where the chip could be placed on a human and after all of that "wasted" money the outcome was in the forehead and in the Right hand./ area..sound like something familiar in revelation??

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Our Miniature Pinscher was microchipped, and tattooed. He was the best! I miss him! *wipes away a tear*

Amber - posted on 04/30/2011

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My dogs are micro-chipped. We adopted them and it was mandatory. When they were puppies they did get out of our yard once. They ran straight onto a school bus up the street. They were picked up and taken to animal control, scanned, and I was called immediately to pick them up. So, it was really beneficial to have it done.

I would never chip my kid though! It may sound like a good idea when they are small, but it will be with them for the rest of their lives. What if they want a law enforcement career and work undercover? Anybody who has a scanner would be able to their true identity.

And if they are able to be changed, then any hacker would be able to change your identity without you even knowing! Add medical information to the chip and your enemies could change your allergies, or have you receive meds that you shouldn't. Those are just off the top of my head, give a criminal 5 minutes and they'd have a long list of how to use it...

I'm sure that airports and police would decide that since you're already chipped, they should be able to use them for safety.

Airports are already using scanners to see through our clothes, do you really want them to be able to pull up every piece of your personal information in seconds too?

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I actually do need to get my dog microchipped for the sole reason that he is epilectic and requires 2 different types of meds twice a day. Hercules & I walk every single day-sometimes twice a day. BUT.....he has a stupid side to him and I have no clue in the world if he would ever "find his way home" if he were lost, got out, etc. A few months ago the back gate was inadvertently left open and he let himself out for a walk. A bunch of neighborhood kids found him wandering and brought him home. On the other hand, my 12 year old cats are not chipped. Indoor only cats, and 1 did get out for 3 days. Gone-was not to be found. A microchip wasn;t going to bring him back! I eventually found him by taking our other cat for a walk, and her meows made the lost cat respond.

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2011

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Well, I guess since your dollar has gone to hell, it works out to be cheaper here then, LOL. But that surprises me too, because wages here are a lot more expensive, so the vet's overheads would be higher, and so on. Maybe, because a lot of states are making it mandatory, they had to bring the price down for that to be a possibility.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/29/2011

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Jodi, you are in Australia right? I am surprised, it is the same price in the states.

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2011

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People who are going to dump their kittens and puppies are not going to get them microchipped.......they are already breaking the law by dumping them, they aren't going to care whether they are breaking the law by not microchipping.

Mel - posted on 04/29/2011

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whats the cost like for microchoipping? I didnt think about it really. Always did say to damo it was good though for those people who dump their kittens or puppies. It is probably worth it for the rag doll at least

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2011

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Why not just get them done anyway Mel? You don't HAVE to wait until it is law.

Mel - posted on 04/29/2011

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yeah hes gorgeous I can put him over my shoulder and cuddle him like a baby hehe

Mel - posted on 04/29/2011

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I just hope and pray people dont steal mine I got told its likely with ragdoll cats. But yeah I did hear they were making it the law I dont know when it happens in WA though

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/29/2011

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I wish it was mandatory for pets. It would reduce people stealing pets.

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2011

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I think it is going to be law here shortly that all pets MUST be microchipped.....I'll go an check, but I was sure there was something I heard a few weeks ago that made me think it was going to be mandatory.

Anway, I can't see the benefits in microchipping a human......

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/29/2011

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Interesting Tracey. Not yet, but maybe some day. Right now it is just a number. It doesn't even habe GPS yet, but that would be something they may try to do in the future. Hey, might as well right?

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'I know there is a verse in the bible somewhere about this exact thing...against it of course. I cannot find it. I am not a religious hound, but I am curious if anyone has the verse?'

No actually there isn't a religious verse about this exact thing. There's some rhetoric in Revelations about people being marked in order to make purchases but if you want to stretch that into microchipping, then it's all in the interpretation. I would just point out that that reference has been used also on bar codes and debit cards..

Mel - posted on 04/29/2011

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my dog is microchipped and like Jayce only because she was when we got her my cats and my other dog are not. They havent got lost so far I dont see the point

Jayce - posted on 04/29/2011

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My cat is microchiped only because it was done before we adopted her, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. Animals, unless someone has taken them or they've been killed, are perfectly capable of finding their way home.

I wouldn't have my child chipped if the technology were available. Tara summed up my feelings about it very well. All this kind of technology does is create more fear mongering. Thanks but no thanks.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/29/2011

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I would imagine that if it did go on the market for humans, it definitely would not only have an identification number on it, but a GPS tracker in it also. It would be good for abductees....but is the technology worth all the cons?

Tara - posted on 04/29/2011

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I don't chip my pets, I won't chip my pets, no real need as they don't run and are not prone to being lost.
I won't chip my kids, in fact if it ever became law to do so, I would head for the hills.
I know all the arguments for chipping kids, all centered around them being abducted or lost some day.
Yes the chances are there, those risks are real. BUT they are slim and not worth having my kids trackable by big brother. There is enough already happening with GPS tracking, real time internet activity tracking and monitoring etc.
Just my opinion.

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