Even dogs cannot escape the surveillance state. Under plans to be put forward by both Labour and the Conservatives at the next election, all dogs will have to be fitted with a microchip with their owner’s name, address and phone number.
In addition, a national database will hold details of all dogs in the country, including their breed, age and health. Owners who fail to insert a microchip containing a unique barcode will face a fine and possibly the right to keep their dog.
Has anybody realized that a database full of dog owners is a database full of people? And if the dogs are targeted now with microchips, can people be far behind?
the small and the great,
and the rich and the poor,
and the free men and the slaves,
to be given a mark on their right hand
or on their forehead,
and he provides that no one will be able to buy
or to sell, except the one who has the mark,
either the name of the beast
or the number of his name.