posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:40 AM
*sigh* HYBRIDS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM IN AND OF THEMSELVES.
Any farmer with common sense is going to cross-breed stock for better offspring, and preserve good lines and traits, as well. This has been done
since the beginning of farming. The problem is when we breed two things together that are:
1. Too far removed to produce offspring: Mules, until recently.
2. Too far removed to produce consistent offspring: Mules, as of now. Got 1 fertile female
And these 2 are NOT that bad--although it's not the best practice. The next 2 are.
3. When the hybridization is detrimental to the health of the offspring: modern hybrid chickens.
4. When hybridization goes against nature: Germ DNA into soybeans.
No one gets upset that most free range chickens come from breeds that were once derived from hybridization--it was done with good animal husbandry in
mind. The animals are viable. It's the more modern approach to farming, where end product is more important than what we're doing to these poor
creature as a whole that's a crying shame.
edit on 12-6-2012 by CynicalDrivel because: Finished a thought.