November 5, 2013
PETA Doesn’t Like The Idea Of Remote-Controlled Roaches
Not long ago, we brought you a story about Backyard Brain’s RoboRoach—a device that hijacks a cockroach’s antennae, allowing the human controller to tell the insect to turn left or right using an iPhone. Now PETA is claiming it’s a classic case of bullying—and they’re telling on RoboRoach—in this case to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. PETA claims the device teaches kids to be mean to insects by pulling their wings off and controlling their mind. Backyard Brain says it facilitates early interests in neuroscience and provides a training ground for future scientists. The big question though is do the insects feel pain. And about that no one is entirely sure.
[ Read the Article: RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA ]