Look you talk about the poor humans but does anyone talk about the poor fucking animals? As a vegetarian I believe that animals have the same rights as humans. How can people sleep at night when these poor animals are being tested on?
Right I cleaned that post up a bit for you. You're welcome.
Anyways most people sleep that way at night because it's easier to ignore problems that don't relate to you than to spend extra time that they don't have to try and stop it. Yeah animal testing sucks. But I'm not going to stop eating meat or break into zoos to try and save them. I can respect your right to eat vegetables and your desire to help animals. But that also means you have to respect MY right to eat animals and ignore their plight.
As for the topic at hand, I'm more than a little surprised that there aren't alot of posts by furries talking about finally becoming their real selves or whatever. And that's what scares me about hybrid creatures. Especially considering one hypothetical: that it can only be done to a fetus. Imagine a fury couple saves up enough money to have their child altered with wolf DNA, or something like that. Who says that the kid WANTS to be half wolf? Who says that he should have to be subjected to all the angry people who don't agree with the idea of hybrid humans?
Of course the topic isn't about furries, so I'll take it in another direction. Do humans NEED to become hybrid beings? I personally think that despite all of our flaws, we're pretty awesome as a species. With few natural defenses we've managed to take over the planet. I personally think that we have a formula that does not need any tampering with.
And the other side of that same issue, do animals need human DNA? What use do you have for an intelligent dog? What are you going to do if a cow starts demanding equal rights? I say that the only genetic engineering we do on animals is just to make them stronger (physically, and a better immune system), and more nutritious.
However I would have to rethink that stance if asked about making Elephants or Dolphins, both naturally intelligent animals, smart enough to communicate with humans.