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This is the most fucked up thing I've ever seen. Genpets.com

I don't even know if it's real.

My roommate works at a pet store and he found out about it through his company.


Bio-engineered pets that are packaged up and sold at retail stores.


I don't know if I want one or if I should start signing petitions to have them banned. Packaging an animal up in a dormant state and selling them on Walmart shelves sounds pretty cruel to me.

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wow that was a little freaky to see, interesting ethical issues there though thats for sure.


Being part human part animal makes for a whole new ballgame in the ethics/morals department of things. I'm rather curious as to what others think about this.

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Not even touching on the genetic engineering issue (not to get off topic, of course), but on the note of people worried about the ethics of packaging and selling animals in a dormant state: sea monkies, man.


They're a species of Artemia (brine shrimp) that, early in development, have gone into a highly resilient (they've exposed the "cysts" to outer space, and they've hatched just fine) dormant state. Really, the little guys are no worse for the wear.


Ethically troubling?


Have the Wikipedia article for reference.

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