Genetically Modified Animals: Reject Speciesism | Mickey Z.
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Mickey Z. -- World News Trust
Mar. 22, 2013
“Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research."
- GB Shaw
When my friend Marianne sent me an NPR interview about the thriving business of genetically modified animals, I wasn’t even remotely surprised to witness NPR’s superficial and speciesist perspective.
Effective propaganda systems establish parameters. Thus, if NPR is portrayed as a lair for craven communists while Fox News is seen to represent drooling Neanderthals, anything outside this framework -- in actuality, an extremely narrow framework -- remains unworthy of serious attention.
Which neatly brings me back to Terry Gross of NPR interviewing Emily Anthes, author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts.
The code for fluorescent proteins Predictably, Gross and Anthes share a few giggles over “remote-controlled insects” and a “mouse that has tusks like an elephant,” and a sentient being anointed with the brand name “GloFish.”