Chipped Dogs Develop Fast-Growing, Lethal Tumors Medical Reports Point To Link
Between RFID Chips And Canine Cancers and NOW THE OBAMA HEALTH BILL HAS VOWED TO CHIP YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN!
By Katherine Albrecht AntiChips.com
Highly aggressive tumors developed around the microchip implants of two American dogs, killing one of the pets and leaving the other terminally ill. Their owners --- and pathology and autopsy reports --- have suggested a link between the chips and the formation of the fast-growing cancers.In the town of Paeonian Springs, Va., a five-year-old male Bullmastiff named Seamus died in February, nine months after developing a "hemangio-sarcoma" --- a rare, malignant form of cancer that strikes connective tissues and can kill even humans in three to six months. The tumor appeared last May between the dog's shoulder blades where a microchip had been implanted; by September, a "large mass" had grown with the potential to spread to the lungs, liver and spleen, according a pathology report from the Blue Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Purcellville, Va. POSTER'S NOTE: Yet this is what the OBAMA HEALTH BILL VOWS TO DO TO ALL OF US. The state of Virginia went and created a law saying the FED CANNOT MANDATE CHIPPING US. You need to be ready with the information on chipping so when they try, you can raise the hue and cry. Nader says 1% of us protesting is enough to get Pols to step in line as THEY WANT YOUR VOTE.
Originally scheduled to receive just a biopsy, Seamus underwent emergency surgery. A foot-long incision was opened to extract the 4-pound-3-ounce tumor, and four drains were needed to remove fluid where the
tumor had developed.
When Howard Gillis, the dog's owner, picked up his pet the following day, the attending veterinarian stunned him with this question: Did you know your dog had been microchipped twice, and that both chips were in or around
"While we knew of one chip, which we had put in him at a free local
county clinic, we knew nothing of a second chip," Gillis said. "We believe
one of them was put in Seamus by the breeder from whom we bought him when he
was about nine months old."
By December, the cancer was back --- and the energetic, playful
150-pound dog was huffing and puffing, struggling to walk. Seamus "was 150
pounds of heart," Gillis said in a recent interview. "He wanted to live."
Gillis said he "got the microchip because I didn't want him stolen.
I thought I was doing right. There were never any warnings about what a
microchip could do, but I saw it first-hand. That cancer was something I
could see growing every day, and I could see it taking his life ... It just
ate him up." To keep his beloved dog from suffering further, he had him put
to sleep two months later.
In Memphis, a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Scotty was
diagnosed with cancer at the Cloverleaf Animal Clinic in December. A tumor
between the dog's shoulder blades --- precisely where a microchip had been
embedded --- was described as malignant lymphoma. A tumor the size of a
small balloon was removed; encased in it was a microchip.
Scotty was given no more than a year to live.
But the dog's owner, Linda Hawkins, wasn't satisfied with just a
prognosis: She wanted to know whether the presence of the microchip had
anything to do with Scotty's illness. Initially, her veterinarian was
skeptical that a chip implant could trigger cancer; research has shown that
vaccine injections in dogs and cats can lead to tumors.
In a December pathology report on Scotty, Evan D. McGee wrote: "I
was previously suspicious of a prior unrelated injection site reaction"
beneath the tumor. "However, it is possible that this inflammation is
associated with other foreign debris, possibly from the microchip."
Observing the glass-encapsulated tag under a microscope, he noted it
was partially coated with a translucent material, normally used to keep
embedded microchips from moving around the body. "This coating could be the
material inciting the inflammatory response," McGee wrote.
Hawkins sent the pathology report to HomeAgain, the national pet
recovery and identification network that endorses microchipping of pets.
After having a vet review the document, the company said the chip did not
cause Scotty's tumor --- then in January sent Hawkins a $300 check to cover
her clinical expenses, no questions asked.
"I find it hard to believe that a company will just give away $300
to somebody who calls in, unless there is something bad going on," Hawkins
Having spent $4,000 on medical treatment for Scotty since December,
Hawkins accepted the money. But she says it hardly covers her $900 monthly
outlays for chemotherapy and does little to ease her pet's suffering.
"Scotty is just a baby. He won't live the 15 years he's supposed to
...I did something I thought a responsible pet owner should --- microchip
your pet --- and to think that it killed him ... It just breaks your heart."
Scotty and Seamus aren't the only pets to have suffered adverse
reactions from microchips. Published reports have detailed malignant tumors
in two other chipped dogs; in one dog, the researchers said cancer appeared
linked to the presence of the embedded chip; in the other, the cancer's
cause was uncertain.
Last year, a Chihuahua bled to death in the arms of his distraught
owners in Agua Dulce, Calif., just hours after undergoing a chipping
procedure. The veterinarian who performed the chipping confirmed that dog
died from blood loss associated with the microchip.
In another case, a kitten died instantly when a microchip was
accidentally injected into its brain stem. And in another, a cat was
paralyzed when an implant entered its spinal column. The implants have been
widely reported to migrate within animals' bodies, and can cause abscesses
In 2007, The Associated Press reported on a series of veterinary and
toxicology studies that found that microchip implants had "induced"
malignant tumors in some lab animals. Published in veterinary and toxicology
journals between 1996 and 2006, the studies found that between 1 and 10
percent of lab mice and rats injected with microchips developed malignant
tumors, most of them encasing the implants.
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For more information on the link between microchips and cancer, the fact that US GOV is trying to put CHIPS MANDATORY in a new HEALTH BILL, you pet owners really want to read our report: "Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and
Dogs: A Review of the Literature 19902006" by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D. http://www.antichips.com/cancer/index.html
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Bio: Dr. Katherine Albrecht is a privacy expert who has writtern
extensively on the topic of implanted microchips. She is an outspoken
opponent of implantable microchips, RFID, and retail privacy invasion.
Katherine has authored pro-privacy legislation, testified before lawmakers
around the globe, written for numerous publications including Scientific
American, and granted over 2,000 media interviews. Katherine is syndicated
radio host, bestselling author, and the U.S. spokesperson for
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doctorate in Education from Harvard University.
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