Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Animal abuse

I read on New Scientist today (link to story) that CSIRO scientists are developing a vaccine that kills methane producing bacteria. This will reduce this greenhouse gas — 20% of all methane is produced by animals burping and farting.

Firstly, I enjoyed seeing the word "fart" in a serious publication. Hee hee.

Secondly, I was horrified. Taking away all the fun enjoyed by the animals burping and farting surely verges on animal cruelty.

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