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Free Pet Tattooing Offered by County
Pet owners brought their dogs, cats and even a snake to animal clinics Saturday to launch a county program designed to increase the chances of reuniting lost pets with their masters by tattooing identification numbers onto the animals.
Although the snake was not eligible, about 300 other pets were tattooed free of charge and their numbers recorded in a computer database, said Frank Andrews, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.
"We've been trying to think of some way to improve the dismal number of animals who are returned to their owners," Andrews said. "This seems to be a good way to improve the bad image of our dogcatchers."
Andrews said animals tattooed with license information can be traced to their owners immediately through computer records.
Because of this, he said, tattooing should also help ease overcrowding at animal shelters and prevent lost pets from ending up in research labs.
Animal control officers have been trained to look for a dime-sized green dot tattooed inside the ears of stray animals, Andrews said.
If a dot is there, then the officer knows an identification number can be found "inconspicuously" tattooed in the animal's groin area.
The program has been so successful, Andrews said, that in its first three weeks of testing last month, seven tattooed animals who ran away from home were recovered.
Andrews said all county animal shelters soon will be equipped with tattoo equipment, and the procedure will be performed at no cost indefinitely.
More than 1,000 pets countywide have been tattooed so far.
"The procedure is relatively painless," Andrews said. "Most bigger animals, fat animals and large animals just lay there and let it happen, but some kitties object to the buzzing noise."
Andrews said officials expect to have about 10,000 animals tattooed and filed on computer by the end of the year.
Actually, the title of this post should be: The Human Avatar = Dumbassness.
The opportunity to be a video game character is cool. I get it. I too have dreamed of being a cross between Lara Croft and Princess Peach Toadstool. But behind it all, a corporation has marked this guy--permanently--so they can make money. And that's not so cool.
Here's the break down of The Human Avatar: EA Games & Realtime Worlds have just put out a game called All Points Bulletin, APB. It's basically your usual combat game in a fictional city that "plays out the daily conflict between gangs of criminal and enforcers." Yup, nothing new here. In the game, players can customize their avatars, choosing their hair and clothes as well as tattoos and piercings.
In this promo for the game, you can do the same but to a young, naive person: The Human Avatar. So Josh, who seems like a nice enough guy (with a killer body, albeit non-tattooed), wins an online competition to be the walking billboard. Online voters then decide his haircut, clothes, and piercing -- all things that can be changed, and so if they left it at that, I'd have no real problem here. BUT they also get to decide what tattoo Josh will get and it's that belittling of the art that makes me wanna (first-person) shoot someone.
Of the four meager design choices, the voters chose angel wings. Yes, Josh. You now have a larger version of Nicole Richie's tattoo.
The upside is that the tattoo was done by the legendary Lal Hardy of New Wave Tattoo in London, who did a great job on the art. But the dude is still wearing angel wings on his back and it's not 1989.
I know. I'm not being a nice person. Yet my ire isn't with the kid who wants to be a video game character. It's with the corporation who took advantage of that to make a buck.