(NaturalNews) The insatiable lust among genetic engineers to tamper with the natural order has reached new freak-show proportions. Genetic butchers from AgResearch, which NaturalNews recently reported had reluctantly abandoned a 13-year animal cloning operation due to an overwhelming number of animal deformities and deaths (http://www.naturalnews.com/031573_cloning_an...), are once again in the news, this time for their plans to milk the transgendered offspring of genetically-engineered (GE) goats.
In a truly disgusting display of "science" gone wild, AgResearch scientists have been intentionally breeding GE goats, most of which are now producing transgendered babies that are essentially females in sterile male bodies. And just like the animals in the company's previous cloning project, the GE goats' offspring are deformed and riddled with diseases like arthritis, respiratory illness, and ruptured ovaries.
According to Steffan Browning, spokesman from Soil & Health Organic New Zealand, AgResearch hopes to milk these transgendered "goys," as they have dubbed them, to see whether or not the corrupted genes will be "expressed in the milk." The corrupted genes in question were reportedly derived from human sources and spliced into the animals' genes.
The GE animals, which currently live on AgResearch's Ruakura GE animal facility, are obviously not living normal, healthy, and humane lives. AgResearch's exotic experimentation is not only a clear demonstration of animal cruelty, but it is also a blight to New Zealand's agriculture reputation, as it represents the only GE field trial currently operating within the country.
"Considering that a recent report showed AgResearch scientists intentionally corrupting monitoring research of risky microbial horizontal gene transfer (HGT), these unnatural reproductive outcomes and continued animal welfare issues, should spell the end of the Ruakura GE experiments," wrote Browning in a report.
"Good animal welfare records and a GE free reputation are very important for New Zealand's trading image and increasingly demanded by consumers," added Browning. "Cruel experiments for a GE farming future are not what either New Zealanders or valuable overseas consumers want."