In 1925, the Geneva Protocol was signed prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons. Following this was The Biological Weapons Convention, opened for signature on April 10, 1972, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons. Biowarfare is defined as the use of biological and chemical agents, and their by-products, in order to harm humans and other living organisms. By nature bioweapons are not easily detectable and require small quantities to produce devastating damage. With the antrax scare following 9-11, the media has been flooded with stories on bioweapons and biodefense. The fear of an unseen 'evil' is justifiably terrifying, but why stop at banning the production of bioweapons? The vast biodefense systems around the world imply, a priori, the ability to harness those weapons one intends to protect against. Furthermore, why specifically ban biological warfare as opposed to other forms of destruction?