RSPCA Clone Clowns
The RSPCA is complaining that it is rumoured that a a "cloned" cow is no longer in the laboratory but actually producing milk for your breakfast.
I thought I would check why they are complaining as I presume they aren't suggesting poor old Daisy is being whipped and sent up chimneys instead of being allowed to chew the cud in peace.
The cloning of animals involves subjecting them to painful and distressing procedures, and is of serious ethical and welfare concern for the RSPCA for several reasons:
....while being cloned, animals experience life in a laboratory, in the same conditions as any research animal, which are far from ideal in terms of space and providing animals with the ability to express normal behaviours
creation of 'copies' of pets, successful sports horses, and endangered (or even extinct) species is completely unacceptable - there can be no justification for cloning animals to improve performance, or for 'recreating' a pet, when there are thousands of unwanted cats and dogs who could be given a loving home instead.
"No justification for cloning animals to improve performance"? Let us ignore their baseless dismissal of the pet idea (The RSPCA seems happy enough to shoot pets that stray into its care anyway) but look again at the performance quote. We are not talking racehorses we are talking milking cows, goats that can survive better on saline scrub, pigs that produce
healthier bacon, replacement human body parts. No justification?