posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 03:05 PM
Being a cloned animal makes it no less feeling of pain and fear. Therefore using cloned / in vitro animals makes no difference to moral objections.
Nor does it make any difference to scientific objections because the cloned animal is still an animal biologically, and a poor model for human
Nor does it make eating animals a different proposition since if you argue from a moral prospective, than animal still must die for the purpose and
the method of slaughter and the manner of its existance (natural v's unatrual) preslaughter is still the issue regardless it was born or deliberatly
Weather folk are more comfortable with the idea of animals for food that are created for that purpose is another matter, personally i dont see a
difference weather you breed them or clone them, they are still living feeling beings.
Perhaps if science could grow lifeless meat (no brain function) in a lab, this might have bearing on acceptability as food, however the idea is a bit
obscene, and realistically, even if it was accepted, it would be rather difficult to produce meat this way on a commercial scale to meet the demand
natural; animals currently fulfill.
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