Sam Brownback (R-KS) made a historic political move last week, he re-introduced legislation he obviously feels very strongly about, “the Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act of 2007 2009″and yes I said re-introduced. His first attempt at saving humanity from Disney Pixar characters such as mermaids, centaurs and reptilians, never made it out of committee. The 2007 DOA legislation featured North Carolina’s own Richard Burr (R-NC) and former NC senator Elizabeth Dole as co-sponsor’s.  But what makes this regurgitated legislation a little less credible is the fact, Brownback didn’t go to the trouble of using different language in his 2009 version, instead he just pulled the 2007 version out of his archive. Geez, our Senate at work, is someone playing a joke on us? Because you just cannot make this stuff up.

“My background is in agriculture, and for a number of years we have been working with crops and animals to produce a superior soy bean, a superior cow, and so-on. We can genetically engineer safe products and herds that are disease resistant or that possess more desirable attributes. But doing this in plants and livestock is very different than doing this in humans.

“The issue is that when you make changes in the germ-line, such changes are passed along to one’s offspring. You could make a change now that could be passed along through the gene-pool for the rest of humanity. We do not know what the full effect of this could be, and it could be disastrous.

Yeah, let’s re-engineer, God and mother nature right out of our crops and animals, no problem with that? Shouldn’t all applications of genetic engineering be banned? And before the emails start coming in, I know that somewhere, probably on an island, an unethical Dr. Moreau “want-a-be” is thinking about this very thing. Truth is somebody has probably already attempted it, and heck some would argue we already have them.



I just believe we are facing more important issues than animal-human hybrids? Is this the best our senate can do? I now know why a friend who moved from Kansas said you needed a passport to go there, a senator named Brownback.