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We are volunteers dedicated to informing the public about the dangers of animal chipping and dispelling misconceptions the industry has spread about implantable microchips.

Our group includes pet owners whose animals have been adversely affected by microchip implants and pet lovers who do not want to see other animals suffer. Our group was co-founded by RFID microchip expert and researcher Dr. Katherine Albrecht and University of Michigan graduate student Lidiya Prorochuk.




Katherine Albrecht
photo by Jim Cole
Katherine Albrecht

RFID and Consumer Privacy Expert 
Award-winning Author, Speaker, Privacy Advocate 
Doctorate in Consumer Education, Harvard University

"Corporations must be held accountable when their products take innocent lives. It is time for the truth to be told: implantable microchips pose a health risk to pets."

Lidiya Prorochuk
Lidiya Prorochuk

Graduate student, ChipMeNot co-founder, and project coordinator.

"I am also an animal lover and I can't stand the exploitation of innocent pets for profits by the microchip industry."

Brian Wiegand
Brian Wiegand

ChipMeNot Volunteer and Research Associate

"I don't like animals being abused or taken advantage of. They have no way to defend themselves from such treatment. I try to help them in whatever way I can."

Howard Gillis
Howard Gillis

ChipMeNot Volunteer and owner of Seamus, the five-year old bullmastiff who died after developing a malignant tumor around two microchip implants.

"There were never any warnings about what a microchip could do, but I saw it first-hand. That cancer...just ate him up."

Linda Hawkins
Linda Hawkins

Linda has been married for 24 years, is a mother and a grandmother, and works in the telecommunications industry. She is a ChipMeNot Volunteer and owner of Scotty, the Yorkshire Terrier who died when a malignant tumor around a microchip took his life.

"Scotty didn't live the 15 years he was 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."

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Keith Miller
Professor Keith W. Miller

Professor Keith W. Miller
Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor
Computer Science, University of Illinois at Springfield

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Technology & Society. 2008-
Associate Editor for Ethics, IEEE IT-Professional. 2008-
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

C.V. and professional accomplishments here.



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