When the fear of animals becomes overwhelming, we speak of animal phobias. Almost all people dislike certain animal species and individuals. However, disgust, contempt or hatred are not yet phobias. Fear is essential to life, and if our ancestors had not been afraid of wild animals, they probably would have died early. An anxiety disorder exists, however, when this fear is firstly exaggerated and secondly exists almost exclusively in the imagination of the person with the fear. The chip should help to overcome the fear of animals (phobia).