Scientists Seek to Create Docile Zombie Animals
Posted on Jan 14, 2007
|From the Daily Mail|
This daughter of a U.S. clone cow was born on a British farm. Moves to clone and genetically modify farm livestock have opened the door to the creation of “farmyard freaks,” some experts are warning.
Researchers are probing ways to create genetically modified livestock that are oblivious to their confinement and thus easier to prepare for subsequent slaughter.
Zombie bacon double-cheeseburger, anyone?
Factory farming techniques, most commonly used with pigs and chicken, often involve keeping animals confined in cramped conditions.
For pigs, who are highly intelligent, these conditions can lead to stress and aggression.
However, GM scientists are actively investigating ways to remove the stress and aggression gene from animals, effectively turning them into complacent zombies.
The professor said it might become technically possible to produce “animal vegetables” - beasts which are “highly prolific and oblivious to their physical and mental status”.
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