Altering Animals (Monica Post, Zoo Education Curator)


Monica Post is an education curator at the Blank Park Zoo. Find out how she thinks GE could impact the animal kingdom.

Transcript: Altering Animals

I think the public would really be very critical of the way zoos approach genetically altered animals at a zoo. I really think we would see a lot of changes in attitudes if we started creating genetically altered animals here in a zoo. Then those people that look at a zoo as an organization that has responsible ethics and as a good source of information, might suddenly change. And they might start looking at a zoo strictly as a place to be entertained and not necessarily as a place to get accurate and correct information. I think we would see a change in the populations of our visitors, people that are more interested in just recreating and not educating and vice versa.


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