Wednesday 5 May 2004

BBC: Expert fights horse cloning ban

Another great example why genetic modification and cloning must be so carefully controlled. Italy is allowing horse cloning for competition purposes. So the arguement is that we need to do it as well to stay competitive. Next, someone will want to start genetically modifying animals to win competitions.

It's completely unacceptable to use this technology for such trivial purposes. The last paragraph says it all:

"It's a trivial purpose and cloning causes pain and suffering to animals because the vast number of embryos die, and those that don't may develop abnormalities and die young."

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