Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dairy Rabbits

Bunny RabbitRead an interesting little news item this morning: Scientists, at a biotech company called Pharming Group, have genetically modified rabbits whose milk will be used to treat heart patients. The rabbit herd's milk contains a protein that helps control inflammation in the human body.

This has just got to be some kind of hoax, don't you think? I can't imagine how one would even go about milking a bunny -- I'm picturing doll-sized pails, and dairy farmers with really tiny fingers.


NuclearToast said...

My uncle has a dairy farm, so I'm sure they just use tiny rabbit-sized milking machines.

DOes that mean rabbit cheese is not far behind?

Lynn Sinclair said...

Maybe they're just super-sized rabbits, NT. Actually, if this story is true, then I can only think that it won't be a good thing for the rabbits -- not much of a life.

Georgie said...

I would imagine they could even use a "syringe" of some type??

Dunno, just a guess. Anyway, looks like the Easter Bunny will be bringing us goodies like "real" bunny ice cream and yogurt soon.

Ah, technology....

Lynn Sinclair said...

I haven't the foggiest, Georgie. I'm not sure if rabbit cheese, ice cream and yogurt will fly off the shelves, but I've been wrong before.

Anonymous said...

poor bunnies if its true, most likely a "too weird to be wonderful" story!!!

Lynn Sinclair said...

I think you might be right, Karla.

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