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Roboroach Outrage

Roboroach Outrage


Animals rights activists say they're outraged by a new app that tortures roaches.


"Roboroach" is a cockroach cyborg kit that contains a neural circuit and requires you to clip off a roach's antennae and insert electrodes in order to control the roach's right and left movement using a smartphone app.

The kit instructs you to anesthetize the roach by dropping it in ice water before the procedure.

A beta version is out now with a new update going on sale to the public this month.

PETA has filed complaints with Michigan authorities, and it argues the "surgery" is an illegal practice of veterinary medicine.

- Rob Archer
 

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