Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WTF?! Lawmakers: No More Creating Goat-People

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Rather than finding a way out of the budget crisis, the Arizona Legislature is busy tackling a far more immediate threat to the state: human-animal hybrids.

A couple of weeks ago, lawmakers debated the merits of SB 1307, which would ban the creation of hybrids (so those hoping for new blue-skinned Avatar bodies will have to go elsewhere).

The bill moved through the Committee on Public Safety and Human Services for further consideration in a 4-3 vote on Feb. 17.

Here’s our favorite human-hybrid definition (italics ours):

"A nonhuman life form engineered so that it contains a human brain or a brain derived wholly or predominantly from human neural tissues."

If it passes, the state will have a new entry in those books about weird laws that are still in effect: In Arizona it is illegal to put a human brain in a cow’s body.

Among the Tucson lawmakers saying no to goat-people: Rep. Frank Antenori, Rep, David Gowan, Sen. Al Melvin and Rep. David Stevens.

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