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Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Animal “Uplift”

August 18, 2011

Three out of four IEET readers expressing an opinion on a recently completed poll said humans should not attempt to enhance or uplift other species of animals.

Only about one in five agreed that uplifting animals is a good idea.

Should humans attempt to uplift (i.e. enhance) certain animals?


The poll, which had about 400 responses, was prompted by the release of the new film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and by these articles:


Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
IEET, 35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
phone: 860-428-1837