Arizona Legislation Targets "Human-Animal" Hybrids

Sara - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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The Arizona state legislature (pictured) is seeking to prohibit "intentionally or knowingly creating a human-animal hybrid." AP
The Arizona state Senate on Thursday passed a bill making it illegal for a person to "intentionally or knowingly creating a human-animal hybrid."

The bill, which passed 16 to 12, would prohibit anyone in the state from "creating or attempting to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm."

The measure would also outlaw "transferring or attempting to transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb," "transferring or attempting to transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb" and "transporting or receiving for any purpose a human-animal hybrid."

Louisiana passed a similar law in 2009, the same year Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act of 2009. The Senate did not take up Brownback proposed law.

A state House panel has also passed the bill, though it has not faced a full vote. GOP Gov. Jan Brewer has not spoken about the bill.

The bill is designed to block potential embryonic research which combines any human and animal cells as well as the "fertilizing a human egg with a nonhuman sperm or a nonhuman egg with human sperm."

The bill would make it a class 6 felony in the state to knowingly create such a hybrid during research and class 1 misdemeanor to create or a purchase a human-animal embryo otherwise.



So many things I could say about this, but my first thought is: Is there a lot of human-animal hybrid experimentation that goes on in the state of Arizona? So much so that it needed to be made illegal?


If I'd ever thought about moving to Arizona, this has sealed the deal that I won't be.

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Sharon - posted on 04/30/2010

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UGH - bunch of loons. Who knows? The UofA has a very advanced science/embryo/ research center. I know they are experimenting with cellular regeneration, if someone applied for a grant for hybrid creation, it might have prompted this bill.

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Emma - posted on 05/09/2010

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Thanks Sharon glad you got what i meant lol
I need a spell check that actually works :-)

Dana - posted on 05/07/2010

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Strange and a tad unnecessary. It kind of creeps me out thinking about implanting an animal in a human womb or vice versa. Ick.

Isobel - posted on 05/07/2010

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LOL, I went looking for pictures of butterflies so I could decide which wings I would like...and when I came across this picture I couldn't help but imaging Sharon and I as hybrid-butterfly people...I think we'd have to carry our ID for sure HAHAHA

Celia - posted on 05/07/2010

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too many people spotted in sheep farms with velcro gloves in Arizona lately if you ask me...

Sharon - posted on 05/07/2010

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I was thinking about it Laura... I thought I wanted humming bird wings, then I thought I wanted fairy wings, but I think you're right... butterfly wings. What kind of butterfly?

Isobel - posted on 05/07/2010

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I've never really considered it, but now that I've heard that it's against the law, I think I'll have to run out and try it ;P

and...I want my wings to look like butterflies :)

Sharon - posted on 05/07/2010

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evolution is not the same as evaluation.. lol two different words.

breathing underwater..... = kevin costner = waterworld.... sloughing skin.... lol

Emma - posted on 05/07/2010

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I have to agree messing with evaluation is a bad idea.
it would be nifty to be able to breath under water.

Sara - posted on 04/30/2010

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Actually, Suzette, I think your hubby is one to something, I know a few people who deserve to have their cars crapped on at the very least! LOL

Carolee - posted on 04/30/2010

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I was thinking of a centaur when reading this. That would be horrible to get wrong, though. Head of a horse and legs of a man.

Suzette - posted on 04/30/2010

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I'm laughing my butt off at the human bird so you don't have to pay for plane tickets Laura... and Jo with the first ever angel Birdman... hehe!!!

My husband had to add in, cause he wanted to know what was so funny, he wouldn't mind being a bird... he'd have to fly over the freshly washed cars of people who'd ticked him off just so he could splatter on their windshields. (Isn't he just the nicest ever? LOL)

Sharon - posted on 04/30/2010

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Hey we already have the chupacabre and gagooey... wth? lets add some human hybrids...

Sharon - posted on 04/30/2010

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lol tawny now that you mention it.. i live in az and this is the first I've heard of it...

?? - posted on 04/30/2010

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Oh man... imagine 1000 years from now... there's some BIRDMAN'S skeleton in the ground... the 'experimentation' didn't work out and the government covered it up... and some archeologist digs up this birdman skeleton and thinks he's uncovered the first ever angel remains? That would be some funny shit !

La - posted on 04/30/2010

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I'd be curious to see what they could have come up with. I wouldn't mind being a human-bird hybrid so I could have a set of wings and wouldn't have to pay for airplane tickets anymore...I wouldn't want to have feathers though. They seem like they might itch.

Suzette - posted on 04/30/2010

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LOL Sara, I'm sorry!!! I've known so many people that will shrug things off (states and people) for the silliest things. I should've asked first... my apologies! =)

Hmm... a maniachal plan... haha!!!

Sara - posted on 04/30/2010

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Suzette, I was just joking. I've been to Arizona, it's a lovely state.



And Jenny, now we'll never know...mwhahahahaha.

Suzette - posted on 04/30/2010

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I'm from Arizona, I lived there for around 23 years and not once did I hear of any plans going on in regard to a bird/human hybrid.

I have to agree with Christa, I don't believe it should be done either. At the same time, who's doing this that we need to make it illegal? Or is it just precautionary?

@Sara
"If I'd ever thought about moving to Arizona, this has sealed the deal that I won't be."
... Wow. There are so many things to place judgment on toward other states... but this ... lol. Okay. To each their own!!

Christa - posted on 04/30/2010

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I agree, who's doing this that we need to make it illegal? Although I guess I agree that it shouldn't be done.

Krista - posted on 04/30/2010

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Yeah, you'd THINK that Arizona would have other things to worry about besides the threat of manimals roaming the countryside...



LOL@Jenny -- nicely done, madam!

Jenny - posted on 04/30/2010

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"If I'd ever thought about moving to Arizona, this has sealed the deal that I won't be."



Have they foiled your hybrid plans?

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