Al Gore lauds new pig as energy saver and peace maker
July 13, 2007
Wu Shinn-chih, assistant professor at the National Taiwan University and researcher in its Institute of Animal Science and Technology, inserts genes from jellyfish, microbes and cows into pig embryos to create pigs with special effects. The pigs literally glow in the dark and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore believes that light can be used to reduce pollution caused by coal burning power plants.
The university now has a herd of 30 pigs that carry the glow-in-the-dark gene, which was isolated from a jellyfish.
“We’re not the first to make a pig that glows in the dark, but our pig is the first that glows all over, inside and out,” said Winston Cheng, a professor in Wu’s Department. “We don’t need light bulbs in order to see in the dark anymore.”
Al Gore is encouraging all American’s to purchase three or four pigs per household and use their light to read and work by.
“This glowing pig innovation can save our fossil fuels and reduce emissions from energy producing power plants. If families and corporations put pigs in their homes and offices, we can cut U.S. energy consumption by at least 30% and stop global warming,” gushed Gore at a recent Live Earth concert.
But not everyone is happy with the idea. Cleric Izmom Hari said that Muslim’s cannot live with pigs and Rabbi Izzac Ibinout agreed. “This is against our religion,” said the Rabbi.
“Where are the guns, I must shoot someone,” said the Cleric.
Gore was pleased with the reaction of the religious leaders. “Even if they can’t live with pigs, the fact that a Jew and Arab actually agree on something is stunning. I think this pig thing may not only save the planet from global warming, it may also unite Arabs and Jews like never before.”
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