Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism’s genes used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms.
Accusations that scientists are playing God and other religious issues have been ascribed to the technology from the beginning.
Genetic engineering which is without ethical limitation has a serious impact on the environment of animals and plants. It violates our relationship with the natural World, allowing Humans to move genes from one species of animal into another totally different species.
Hindu: According to the Vedas, all living beings have a soul. It is an infinitesimally small part of the universal soul seated in the heart of every being.
The religion forbids killing of any animal and exhorts to be kind to them. Now if genetic engineering causes any pain or suffering to animals, then it is definitely not right and it would be very cruel to forcibly subject them to it because it does not benefit them. It only harms them.
Jain: All life is precious – be it Human or animal. But unfortunately the sanctity of animal life is not recognized and if, during the course of genetic engineering it loses its life, no remorse is felt.
The dead body is just carted away. What we can not give, we have no right to take. We can not give life, so we have no right to take life.
Buddhism:Buddhism is essentially a religion of kindness, humanity and equality. It is against animal sacrifices. So those who do these kind of things (genetic engineering) are deviating from the right path. They seem to have only passion for experiments but no compassion for animals.
Gandahar is a utopian World of beauty and tranquility, the result of extensive mutation and genetic experimentation. But the perfect peace is shattered when a mysterious evil force invades this idyllic serenity, turning people into stone with petrifying rays.
The council of women hold court and decide to send Sylvain, son of Queen Ambisextra, on a mission to destroy the enemy.
Together with the beautiful and adventurous Arielle, the enemy that Sylvain eventually discovers very far from his home is the ultimate failure of Gandaharian scientific experimentation.
It is a giant brain known as the Metamorphis, which has created an indestructible army of metal men to destroy Gandahar. Sylvain must battle the Metamorphis, but not until 1000 years in the future.