Well... just my $0.02:
First of all, not having nervous systems, venus flytraps don't feel any sort of pain or inferiority complex just because they have wacky traps. They don't feel or care about anything at all. And furthermore, many biologists would argue that many, many animals do not interpret and think about pain the way we human animals do. I agree that breeding a fish for an obviously debilitating characteristic does seem to have a bit of cruelty attached to it, however.
And not to get on a completely different subject matter, with an exponential population growth, humans ought to "mess with" as many food plants as they can to make bigger, more robust plants to help feed people.
Dogs and cats, for example (perfectly healthy/happy dogs and cats), would not look they way they do today if not for thousands of years of human interaction minutely changing their physical form.
I just think it's a bit quick to judge this cultivar as "weird" or "deformed" when:
a.) The plant certainly couldn't "care" less.
b.) Some people might find the plant lovely; it's relative.
And also, about the plant not being able to catch bugs... flytraps aren't "meant" to catch bugs. They're meant to pass their genes along. And if they end up doing that by a bunch of CP'ers propagating the parent (even if the parent cannot catch bugs), then more power to them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
I don't want to start an argument or anything, just a difference of opinion. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]