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06 May 2008 @ 05:35 pm
Don't Slay That Potato  
Swiss experts say plants have rights too

A report by the government-appointed Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology (ECNH) described interfering with plants without a valid reason as "morally inadmissible".

The committee looked at ethical views held on plants and issues of how their use could be justified.

t said that from a wider perspective, "all action involving plants for the preservation of the human race was morally justified"....

Well, that last part is certainly reassuring.


 
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Current Mood: bemused
Current Music: "Carrot Juice Is Murder" (edited for accuracy)
 
 
 
The Cajun Gypsythatcrazycajun on May 6th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, the song title is "Carrot Juice Is Murder," but it's still quite apropos.
Janicejannyblue on May 7th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
What the song is actually titled usually has little impact on what people call it, if the "common" name is better-known...

But the real name makes it easier to find the music video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmK0bZl4ILM

Edited at 2008-05-07 12:09 am (UTC)
Steve Brinich: Stanley (Full Paint)stevemb on May 7th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Edited; thanks.

And now, Brethren and Sistern, I have seen the light, and recognize the eeevil of mutilating innocent plants for mere aesthetic gratification....
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on May 7th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
I just figured you were listening to the CD "Screams of the Vegetables" (which includes "Carrot Juice Is Murder").
terriwellsterriwells on May 7th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I suppose this is where I mention that I've actually seen something called "Houseplants of Gor" online, right?
Steve Brinich: Bobcat Package (XKCD)stevemb on May 7th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I don't know if I want to search for it or try to forget that I ever heard of it....