Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is worried about human-animal hybrids being created in labs, and he’s so worried he wants to pass legislation outlawing human-animal hybrids:
The bill — modeled on an inexplicably overlooked effort by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — would ban the creation of “part-human, part-animal creatures, which are created in laboratories, and blur the line between species.”
The legislation, he says, “is limited in scope” and wouldn’t limit the use of some animal parts for human use, including porcine pig valves.
Despite giving no concrete examples of what such hybrids would look like (i.e. Spider-Man), he’s got 20 co-sponsors including one Dem, Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
While I’m as concerned as anyone about the possible proliferation of mermaids and/or centaurs, don’t lawmakers have better things to worry about, like getting our nation’s economy back on track?