Frankenstein's Cat

Posted by Guido Donati 16 Nov 2013
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please read thisinteresting article by Marc Bekoff on psychologytoday

Frankenstein's Cat: Biotechnology, Strange Creatures, and Us

What does genetically engineering animals—glowing fish, frozen zoos—mean?
Published on November 12, 2013 by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. in Animal Emotions

I finally got around to reading a book with the catchy title, Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, by journalist Emily Anthes, and I'm sorry I let it sit on my cluttered desk for as long as I did. Highly-acclaimed, packed with a lot of information, very well-referenced, and an easy read, this book made me think hard and deep about our relationships with other animals (the focus of the field of anthrozoology) and just what is okay and what is not.

Some of the examples about which Ms. Anthes writes include cloning endangered and other species, creating frozen zoos, using prosthetics to help injured animals, supplementing their natural senses, and engineering mutant animals and glowing cats...

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201311/frankensteins-cat-biotechnology-strange-creatures-and-us#!



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