Thailand is proposing that, to ensure that Rabies does not return to Phuket (which has been Rabies-free since 1993), all pets arriving in Phuket must have a "passport" certifying that they have received a Rabies vaccination within the past 21 days, and the pets must also be "chipped" (implanted with radio-frequency ID chips).
Fine, fine, go for the documentation and vaccination... but why the RFID chips?
To spoof the concept, a Phuket newspaper had me create an editorial cartoon showing foreign pets doing a rabies visa-run and getting their rabies passports checked. The assignment was "make this look as silly as you can."
Calling it "rabid control" was my idea.
Like all my illustrations, the newspaper bought one-time publication rights with regional exclusivity during the next 6 months.
The price was, as always, 2,000 Thai baht (roughly US$70) per illustration, which would be a bit lame if I were living in New York or Tokyo, but affords me a decent living in cheaper locales.