01-24-2008, 12:04 PM
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If my LFS store carried them I would buy them. The research has produced huge populations of these fish and the genetic manipulation is passed on through natural breeding so why not? Hairless dogs and cats are huge now, abominations that they are so why not fish that now have natural CAPTIVE bred populations that can take the stress off of wild populations?
So they did it with fish, at least they are a healthy one. I think that a cross bred, genetically manipulated cat or dog that has no hair and freezes to death if the temperature outside is below is 75F is a lot worse than a fish that is more colorful and has been bred in capitivity for many years and can still act like a fish.
Don't get me wrong, I do not think it should be done just to do it but a lot of it is from genetic labs looking for cures and treatments for many diseases that millions of humans suffer from. If a genetically engineered fish can bring some happiness to someone in turn for helping to find a cure for cancer, why destroy million, billions or trillions of them just because they are not "natural"? And if they labs are selling the fish to make more money to someday find a cure for cancer, more power to them.