Submitted by Nash Chovek of Athens, Greece:
From Genpets.com FAQs:
While the Genpetsâ„¢ hang on retail shelves they are in a chemically induced type of hibernation controlled by a protein in the packages”™ nutrient supply tubes. This was a natural trait found in many seasonal animals that would normally hibernate in colder northern climates that has been added to the Genpet line. This also ensures comfort for the Genpetsâ„¢ while they are on store shelves.
Ultimately, the artist’s intent was to inspire concern regarding the state of the art of bioengineering and corporate ethics. The Genpets Web site is loaded with info about what, where, why and how this project was conceived and developed.
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