Putting a micro chip in a pet is the most recent way to ensure that you will never lose your dog
or cat. The chip is a Global Positioning System (GPS) that is satellite based, and implanted into
the animal so you can find them with just a click of a mouse.
Today, there have been a lot of questions about child safety in our nation. People are taking the
next steps to protect their children in case of emergencies and accidents.
In the recent resurgence of the Ethan Patz case, police thought they might have found the
remains of the child whose disappearance led to the picture on the milk carton idea in 1979.
People have started questioning whether microchips should be implanted into children at birth
to prevent terrible things from happening like when children go missing. However, there are
moral questions to be brought to light when discussing this.
Isn’t microchipping a human being just another way to take away a person’s freedom of choice?
Yes, babies do not have much of a choice when it comes to being born, but how will they feel
about a tracking device implanted in their bodies when they are older. This fear of losing our
children is overly exaggerated by our culture, and are we really expected to believe that parents
won’t just use this systematic device to spy on their children in any situation?
What about the fact that most computers can be hacked nowadays? This might make it
easier for computer hacking experts to find children who are vulnerable and on their own.
Although missing children are tragedies that should have been prevented, I do not think that
microchipping is the way to go. We need a real solution to a real problem and it does not
include implanting newborns with electronic equipment.