The first mammal ever cloned was Dolly the sheep. Dolly received international attention, when she was successfully cloned using an adult cell. This cloning blow the minds of many American’s, because they thought cloning would arouse bad images of mad scientists and their quest to deceive nature’s limitations. A tremendously high rate of failure is the only trait shared between cloning and the trials and tribulations of science. The desires behind the cloning of animals is high quality, healthy livestock, and to continue the genetics of many remarkable animals. Many supporters are talking about the possible benefits cloning could have on endangered species.
The variability among living organisms, also known as biodiversity, is the safety of the wild and livestock population against the spread of diseases. Cloning is an attempt to keep one set of genes that are desirable by a purchaser or buyer of a clone, to make exact copies of the original animal that ...view middle of the document...
Critics are not happy with the FDA, because of the scientific insufficiency of the studies used to reach the conclusion that was determined about the safety of cloned animal products. The center for food safety has a petition issued to seek the regulations of cloned animal products from the FDA, because of the lacked evidence in the scientific data. This center is demanding the FDA regulates cloned animal products as a “new animal drug”. The major concern of the data from the FDA was that they were scientifically inconclusive and they were conducted with financial support from companies that have invested interest in the cloning of animals.
Monocultures could create an enlarged risk of disease, because of shortage of genetic diversity. This means that if that one specific animal is susceptible to diseases, then the whole herd could be susceptible to that disease, and the whole herd could perish. Modern industrial livestock operations use a specific concentrated feeding operation that detains animals in a close area to raise the performance of the animals’ transformation of grains into saleable meat products. The concentrated animal feeding operations of CAFO recently started using cloned animals that would be permissible after the approval of cloned animal products became acceptable for consumption by humans recognized by the FDA. The introduction of cloned animals into the industrial livestock system would eliminate the protection of biodiversity against the spread of diseases.
The cloning of livestock animals poses a risk to the biodiversity of agriculture. The FDA’s approval of human consumption of cloned animal products was conducted of scientific evidence that was formed insufficiently. The labeling of cloned animal products would allow consumers to avoid these products if they didn’t desire to purchase these products. If not allowed to choose between the source animal or the cloned animal could leave consumers very unhappy, because the products may not be tasteful, and may not carry as many nutrients needed or desired. Some congress members are trying to get the law of labeling all animal products that same changed so that consumers have the ability to choose for their selves instead of not willingly knowing what they are purchasing.