Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Ban on Animal-Human Hybrids: When Pigs Fly?

The President called for a ban on Animal Human hybrids in his state of the union speech, prompting a lot of googling of the term 'human animal hybrid' and comments by Jon Stewart -- the President could follow Canada's lead in this matter, who banned cloning and the creation of human-animal hybrids in Bill C-13.

Problem is, if Bush follows Canada's lead, it would allow for the use of embryos leftover from IVF clinics -- yet this law has been heralded as a reasonable middle path, a compromise that allows for stem cell research to proceed, without commodifying of embryos.

Any chance we could reach such an agreement in the US? -- one can only hope...

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