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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.”



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