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A lot of animals have very pleasant patterns of their fur. The patterns are usually nicely organised. But we could do it much better: re-engineer the DNA so that the fur display's logo's (or brands) of companies. It would make black and white cows much more interesting. Or what about a designer "hugo
Genetic Engineering Moratorium
[sdm, Sep 07 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]
Golden Palace ads on cows (no GM involved)
"And to stave off PETA, they dyed "Go Veg" on the side of one of the cows." [jutta, Oct 05 2005]
||"Much more interesting" to whom?
||I suspect we'll see something much like this in a century or so. By that time we may be able to grow lots and lots of separate parts of the beast. I wonder if we'll see a living animal skin production system inwhich different display patterns are 'encouraged' as the skin's matrix is established, seeded with skin cells and fed to maturation.
||Oh yes, reminds me of the famous German "Milka Violet Cow" which appeared in this chocolate manufacturer's spots for decades: A cow with violet spots and a big "Milka" logo all over its side. The thing is still on the packages but hasn't appeared in advertisements for years.
||[spekkie], how do you taste broiled ?