Japan Will Put Microchips In Dangerous Pets
The Environment Ministry has created a new law making owners of various exotic and dangerous animals responsible for implanting a 2 millimeter chip under the skin of their pets. This microchip is commonly used for finding lost pets here in the States, and it's barely bigger than a grain of rice. The chip will help authorities track these dangerous pets should they get lost.
The proposed law will take effect in January of 2006.
Pets that have been deemed dangerous include: snapping turtles, pythons, crocodiles, redback spiders (very poisonous), and bears, according to Reuters. Who in the world keeps bears as pets? Maybe the same morons that take massive pythons for walks in the park.
Japan is so densely populated, I believe this law is quite necessary. Any of the aforementioned animals could threaten the lives of a great number of people, especially curious children.
The only problem I can forsee with this new Japanese law is...
Is there a chip big enough for Godzilla?