06 January 2007


You may have heard about the London Times article about research into hormone treatments used to change sexual preference.
Scientists are conducting experiments to change the sexuality of “gay” sheep in a programme that critics fear could pave the way for breeding out homosexuality in humans.
It raises the prospect that pregnant women could one day be offered a treatment to reduce or eliminate the chance that their offspring will be homosexual. Experts say that, in theory, the “straightening” procedure on humans could be as simple as a hormone supplement for mothers-to-be, worn on the skin like an anti-smoking nicotine patch.
It turns out that this story just not true.

PeTA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Except Maybe Not So Much Homo Sapiens, is the source of the original lie. It would be nice if there were an organization holding our feet to the fire about unnecessary cruelty to animals in farming and research—frankly not my issue, but a real issue—who weren't obnoxious lying zealots.

1 comment:

Reya Mellicker said...

When I was doing catering for Whole Foods, I had to work, once a year, with the PeTA people. They reek of self loathing.

And how bizarre that what they always wanted for their advocacy blitz to Congress was fake hot dogs. Why not a real food that doesn't use animal ingredients? Why fake meat?