Animals- Genetic mutation and breeding.

For years animals have been bred by humans for farming and food as well as scientific experiments. But what is the consequence for doing this to animals, and what would happen once we eventually send these animals to the wild?

Genetic mutation

Genetic mutation is a result of two life-forms interbreeding and causing something like an error in their offspring’s genetics. This can be natural and unnatural as well, a natural example being Snowflake, the only white gorilla which died of skin cancer in 2003. His fur was a result of a mutation of the gene SLC45A2, which he inherited from both of his parents. But this is one form of mutation, there’s also a chance for physical deformities. So imagine if we kept on creating new species and sent them into the wild. It would be a calamity. The deformities would spread and take up a big percentage of all animals.

The confusion between predator and prey.

Imagine animals in the wild, hunting for prey and suddenly they see an animal they’ve never seen before. An animal just recently released into the wild. Now, the hunter thinking that it’s prey would pounce, but the hunter animal misunderstood the animal and dies due to underestimation. This would keep on happening and would take a while for the animals to understand the difference between predator and prey when it comes to these unnatural animals. Overall, it would be only harming the food chain for a long while and we can’t do anything about it unless we don’t release them into the wild at all.

Unnatural animals are only harmful to us. We must stop and if we don’t it could be the biggest calamity ever made by humans.

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