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Is it appropriate for animals to undergo genetic modification?

  • No no no

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  • Yes i think it is

    People who say no are mostly uneducated. They often state that animals are precious creatures and we abuse them. What if we discover the key to curing Alzheimer disease or HIV. That is what genetic engineering can do it can also make animals that grow faster, healthier, and more nutritious so is a few animals worth saving millions of lives.

  • Yes it is okay

    The animals that are used in a lab are especially bred for that purpose and it is for the betterment of mankind. It helps us develop new medicine and techniques that will benefit us. It also allows us to bring back species from the brink of or from extinction that we have caused.

  • Yes it is okay

    The animals that are used in a lab are especially bred for that purpose and it is for the betterment of mankind. It helps us develop new medicine and techniques that will benefit us. It also allows us to bring back species from the brink of or from extinction that we have caused.

  • We should take the careful path on this matter

    If we are going to do this, we need to be careful. If we just fiddle with genes and DNA we could destroy species. However, this could be very useful, such as a genetically modified tree that doesn't release as much CO2 when it dies. We could domesticate many normally vicious wildlife later on with this. This is a way to the future. Think about Star Wars or Star Trek. They had barely imaginable technology when the came out, and much of it is soon to be a reality. This is the future, if we handle this correctly.

  • Everything you say is invalid. Think harder.

    - Genetic modification of animals has already been going on for thousands of years. It's called artificial selection, where animal breeders select animals with favorable traits and mate them, in hopes that those favorable traits will be passed on and the offspring will be even better. Genetic modification has the same results, but genetic modification is many times faster. As such, one "unnatural" argument is invalid.
    - It is entirely natural for humans as a part of nature to use a tool that furthers their species. Even at the cost of other animal's lives. If it furthers the human species, it's natural. As such, the other "unnatural" argument is invalid.
    - In the wild, other species cause harm to each other every second of every day, ever since they existed. Why not people? We're no different, humans are animals too, you know. As such, the "inhumane" argument is invalid.
    - It isn't "playing God." Your individual opinion could never outweigh the fact that zero religious authorities have deemed any GMOs to be unacceptable. Some religions even think of humans as God's "co-creators." As such, the "God" argument is invalid.
    - GMOs may hold the key to curing common diseases. It's now possible for vaccines to be distributed in the form of GM food, making vaccines far, far easier and cheaper to distribute, potentially saving millions of lives. As such, the "focus on curing diseases" argument is invalid.
    - The only valid argument against GMOs is allergies, but those aren't anything new.

  • Better for us

    Modifying animals will unlock a better future for humans. We can make them grow faster, be healthier, contain more nutrition etc. The effects on the eco system will be minimal and it will unlock a better future for people around the world, it may even hold the solution for world hunger.

  • I say yes

    This can unlock great potential in human and animal speed, and dexterity. It can also help us learn more about what the human body reacts to and why it reacts to it. Also, the animals that are genetically engineered can resist more diseases, and will be able to protect themselves better do to faster growth and muscle building

  • I say yes

    This can unlock great potential in human and animal speed, and dexterity. It can also help us learn more about what the human body reacts to and why it reacts to it. Also, the animals that are genetically engineered can resist more diseases, and will be able to protect themselves better do to faster growth and muscle building

  • I think it's okay if it has a good Reason

    If an animal is having trouble surviving then it should be okay. But if it's just to test, or satisfy curiosity, then just no. Say the animal wasn't furry enough to stay warm, it's okay to make sure he's healthy by changing his genes then. But if you're testing shampoo or something, then don't do it. Please.

  • No, I disagree that it is appropriate for animals to undergo genetic modification, because it is not what God intended, and no one should be messing with mother nature or destiny.

    No, I disagree that it is appropriate for animals to undergo genetic modification, because it is directly breaching what God intended and goes against natural evolution. Species evolve over time, but it is a natural process, so it shouldn't be at the hands of scientists or anyone else. Let nature be nature, and cure cancer or something. What is the point of genetically modifying an animal? I also think it is cruel to the animals that are treated this way. Let them live a happy life in their habitat, not a scary life in a lab.

    Posted by: I33Iess
  • I oppose genetic modifications as this is experimenting with animals.

    Animals do not benefit from genetic modifications and they should not be used for experimentation. This is cruel to animals. They have a right to live their life in the way God made them. Just because they are animals does not mean that they don't hurt. Animals should be treated with respect and it is up to people to protect them, not harm them, especially in the name of science.

    Posted by: Vl0vLipsx
  • We should be using our resources instead to find cures for diseases that take so many lives today.

    Genetically engineering animals is no more than trying to play God. People are dying every day because of diseases and cancers that we cannot cure. Why can't we take the money that we are spending in genetic alteration research and put that money into researching cures for cancers? We spend millions of dollars a year on genetics testing to modify and grow food bigger and faster but spend so much less on finding cures for common diseases.

    Posted by: SlipArnal
  • Animals should not go through genetic modification because they should remain as nature intended.

    Animals should not be used for experimentation and should not undergo genetic modification. There is no telling what could happen to the animals and it could be dangerous to humans and most certainly the animals.

    Posted by: EImerN4th
  • I oppose genetic modifications or any man-made alteration to the life in general.

    Nature has well-designed systems in place, according to me, though humans have acquired greater understanding about our environment and surroundings. Still there is much more beyond our knowledge. Genetic modifications to animals may seem to be safe today but it is not completely fool-proof, and we are not aware of any long-term consequences. So, I do not support any man-made alterations to the life, which may be permanent.

    Posted by: SaroM0vi3
  • Animals are not just tools that we can manipulate in any way we deem fit.

    We should not be interfering in the process of genetically modifying animals because it is not beneficial to the animals or us. The only instances in which animals should change is through natural processes, meaning natural evolution, we should not just be modifying them so they are more beneficial to us. Animals are sentient beings just like humans are, and even if we do choose to use them as food, we should not just change them so they make a better Big Mac. Also, we cannot know what the process of genetic modification can do to animal species down the road, or even if it could possibly be harmful to humans to consume animals that have been modified beyond their original means.

    Posted by: lachercheuse
  • No, Genetic modification of animals is not appropriate, it is wrong and unjust.

    In my view, human beings have no business playing God and extracting organs or anything from animals for research. Animals are a blessing because we depend on them for food. But it is vain and immoral to genetically modify any living organism or scientific research. GMO food has proven be unhealthy as it causes blood and metabolic disorders. The research has caused nothing but problems, and I do not support it.

    Posted by: D Callahan
  • I believe injecting or activating genes in animals they are not currently present in is wrong.

    Genetic engineering is a relatively young science and so the complete repercussions haven't been fully explored. The science is not positive how the mechanisms that activate genes work, much less how to reliably turn them on and off. By adding genes that aren't original to the chain, we open a whole variety of possibilities that we have no way to know the nature of at the moment.

    Posted by: R0II4Icy
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