(NAIS)=USDA Approves Chip Implants, that Cause Cancer Tumors

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wilds of pa, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    (NAIS)=National Animal Identification System

    USDA Approves Chip Implants that Cause Cancer Tumors

    Over the past couple of years, the OCA has reported on the National
    Animal Identification System=nais , a set of controversial, mandatory
    regulations the U.S. federal government claims to have abandoned to
    the states, but in fact is still pushing, specifically, in the 2007
    Farm Bill.

    NAIS would require that all farmers and farm animal owners implant
    their animals with a computer chip, even those who just own a single
    cow, horse, chicken or other farm animal.

    Last week, the USDA approved the use of two new types of chips for the
    NAIS program. These same chips have already been planted in millions
    of pets and marketed to pet owners as an ID device to help find lost

    Increasingly, these same chips are being marketed and implanted into
    humans. Evidence has now surfaced that a significant number of studies
    done in the 1990s revealed that lab animals implanted with the devices
    developed tumors.

    When the FDA approved the use of the chips for human implanting, these
    reports were never made public. In an interview with a retired
    toxicologic pathologist who studied the chips for Dow Chemical, "The
    transponders were the cause of the tumors."

    Learn more:
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    www.organicconsumer s.org/articles/ article_7570. cfm

    Quick Related Fact

    Who Approved Tumor-Causing Chips?

    The FDA is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services,
    which, at the time of the original RFID chip's approval, was headed by
    White House appointee Tommy Thompson.

    Two weeks after the device's approval took effect on January 10, 2005,
    Thompson left his Cabinet post, and within five months was a board
    member of VeriChip Corporation, the company who designed the RFID
    chip. He was compensated by VeriChip with cash and stock options.

    In his public appearances, he continues to claim the chips are
    completely safe and urges all citizens get the implants for the sake
    of the health and safety of their families. To date, neither Thompson
    nor any member of his family has had the chip implanted.
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Oh my god. My dog came with a chip already implanted. Thats scary. She is 7. I havent seen any signs of any tumors... Freaky stuff!
  3. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    if they try to put one of those in my chickens.... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    There is an article on NAIS in the latest issue of Hobby Farms. It mentions the microchiping and that it causes cancer. [​IMG] I do not like NAIS, I do not like it at all. I do not see how it can benefit anyone.
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I read an article somewhere and the only ppl it benefits are the big factory farms. Whenever you sell your animals, you have to pay money to some organization. But I think they are only going to micrichip horses as of now, I could be wrong but thats what I know. NAIS stinks.
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote::thun [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] factory farms! :mad: May a cursed wind from an unwholesome fen strike them down.

    Quote:That's not fair, horses are pets too! I ride every summer! grrrr...[​IMG]

    Edited to say, sorry bout all the smilys, they just really expressed my anger without me having to put a RANT video on YouTube and post a link.
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  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    What part of this is supposed to be surprising??? Not surprised here. Government, duh! [​IMG]


    (no offense to you wilds of pa!)
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  8. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    Please microchip your pets everybody. Being lost and killed/stolen/never finding home is a MUCH more common cause of pet loss than cancer secondary to microchips. There have been many studies showing a <1% risk in lab animals (much smaller than cats/dogs, microchip relatively huge), the numbers in dogs and cats have not followed these trends. There have been 2-3 reported cases in the US since 2004, and in Great Britain, 2 reported cases out of 4 million chips implanted.

    See here if you want more info (scroll to bottom): http://www.avma.org/issues/microchipping/microchipping_bgnd.asp

    This doesn't really have anything to do with NAIS, which I am uneducated about so far (need to work on that) and while I understand the worries about our food sources, I feel that this program really should not be applied to small producers, pets, etc.
  9. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    [​IMG] Just let them try it. They wont know what they walked into.
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Sorry Raindrop, but microchipping my pets isn't an option for me. There is not a system in place in the rural wilds of Oklahoma where I live. Likely, if one comes up missing, something or someone killed it. The second option is that someone stole it.

    If I lived in the city, then sure. I probably would, but on the other hand... A lady I know lost her dog. It stayed at the pound for two days, even though she called them and gave a description and posted a description on their website. The dog had been microchipped, but no one at the pound even scanned him. This was in Dallas, TX. [​IMG]

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