Re: spare parts and cloning ethics
Sun, 2 Mar 1997 03:41:48 -0500 (EST)

Joost de Lyser writes:

>In the Netherlands a
>court ruled a bull had to be 'terminated' last year, because it was given a
>human gene (which would increase milk production i believe). In the end
>they just sterilized it and let it live.

Is this true? If so, how sad that biotech policy is being set by fools.

a) It should be obvious to anybody that humanity is created by brains, not by
milk-producing ability. This bull's alteration wouldn't make it human in any

b) If you *did* manage to give an animal genes that made it partly human,
then logically it should *gain* rights - like the right not to be
involuntarily sterilized, amongst other more important ones.