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Unformatted text preview: Plant dignity Plants and animals in Switzerland no longer have to worry, Swiss federal government’s ethics committee has mapped out guidelines to help granting agencies decide which research applications deeply offend the dignity of plants and may become unfundable. All plant biotechnology grant applications must now include a paragraph explaining the extent to which plant dignity is considered. In doing this it will be sure scientists have a better understanding of what is acceptable to be done to plants and animals in the lab, this will also be another guideline in protecting animal and plant rights. This law will also keep a tighter rein on crop genetics because there is fear that a mutant strain might run amok and harm the environment. This law also reflects a broader, progressive effort to protect the sanctity of living things. The law protects things that cannot stand up for themselves, it regulates dog owners by making it a law for prospective dog owners to take a four hour course on pet care, not only will this...
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- Spring '08