Giraffes are sometimes called cameleopards because they sort of resemble what might be produced from a union between a camel and a leopard. In Greek mythology, there’s a creature called a chimera that has the body of a lion, a serpent for a tail, and the head of a goat. Apparently, scientists are coming closer and closer to producing species of animals that are a cross between human beings and other species.
This raises all sorts of interesting questions, such as what rights such a creature would or should be afforded. Does its human genetic material grant it the same rights as the rest of us or do its animal genes cause it to be lumped with pets and farm animals?