VeggieBoards banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
414 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The public is encouraged to submit comments to the FDA. You can find FDA contact info, etc at the AAVS website (<a href="http://www.aavs.org/animalcloning_sampleletter.html" target="_blank">http://www.aavs.org/animalcloning_sampleletter.html</a>)<br><br><br><br>
----- Original Message -----<br><br>
From: AAVS<br><br>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:22 PM<br><br>
Subject: FDA Gives Green Light To Cloning Animals for Food Despite New Survey Indicating Overwhelming Public Concern<br><br><br><br><br><br>
AMERICAN ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY<br><br>
N E W S R E L E A S E<br><br><br><br>
For Release: December 28, 2006<br><br>
Contact: Tracie Letterman, Executive Director, American Anti-Vivisection Society, (215)887-0816, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Nina Mak, Research Analyst, American Anti-Vivisection Society, (215)887-0816, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
FDA Gives Green Light To Cloning Animals for Food Despite New Survey Indicating Overwhelming Public Concern<br><br>
December Survey Indicates 66% Disapprove of Cloning Animals for Food;<br><br>
87% Believe Ethical and Moral Issues Need to Be Addressed<br><br><br><br>
Jenkintown, PA Despite overwhelming public concern surrounding cloning animals for food, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a green light moving milk and meat from cloned animals one step closer to grocery store shelves today. In a December 2006 national survey conducted for the American Anti-Vivisection Society (<a href="http:" target="_blank">www.endanimalcloning.org)</a>, two-thirds (66%) of those surveyed are opposed to animal cloning for food. Upon learning that the process involves animal suffering, the disapproval rate increased to 88 percent.<br><br><br><br>
With 96 to 99 percent of cloning attempts causing death or severe health problems to the animals involved, there is widespread recognition in the scientific and medical communities that cloning presents serious risks to animals.<br><br>
Cloning is a highly inefficient, experimental, and unpredictable technology that presents serious threats to animal welfare. The cloning process uses hundreds of animals to produce one clone, said Tracie Letterman, Executive Director of AAVS. Just because we can clone animals for food, doesnt mean we should. AAVS also released a report, What About the Animals: The Truth About Cloning Animals for Food, in conjunction with FDAs announcement today.<br><br>
According to the AAVS survey, 87 percent said they believe the government needs to ensure that the ethical issues related to animal cloning are publicly discussed before allowing cloned animals to be sold as food. The telephone survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation (<a href="http://www.opinionresearch.com" target="_blank">www.opinionresearch.com</a>) the week of December 11, 2006 with 1,031 respondents.<br><br><br><br>
The next step is a 90-day public comment period. If FDAs position is upheld, cloned food products will be permitted on the market and it is unlikely that these products will be labeled as food from cloned animals.<br><br><br><br>
According to AAVS, the impact of cloning animals for food on animal welfare has yet to be adequately addressed by FDA, much less resolved.<br><br><br><br>
FDA should not be permitted to proceed in a regulatory vacuum, said Letterman. Because of the imperfect cloning process, cloning animals for food involves more than just food safety animal suffering and other ethical issues must be considered. We urge concerned consumers and animal advocates to express their concerns by contacting their congressional representatives and Health and Human Services.<br><br><br><br>
Founded in 1883, AAVS (<a href="http://www.aavs.org" target="_blank">www.aavs.org</a>) is the oldest organization in the United States working on behalf of animals in laboratories. AAVS pursues its objectives through legal and effective advocacy, education, and the support of the development of non-animal alternative methods.<br><br><br><br>
Crystal Schaeffer, M.A. Ed.<br><br>
Outreach Director<br><br>
American Anti-Vivisection Society<br><br>
801 Old York Rd., #204<br><br>
Jenkintown, PA 19046<br><br>
phone: (215)887-0816<br><br>
fax: (215)887-2088<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><a href="http://www.aavs.org" target="_blank">www.aavs.org</a><br><br><a href="http://www.NoPetCloning.org" target="_blank">www.NoPetCloning.org</a><br><br><a href="http://www.StopAnimalPatents.org" target="_blank">www.StopAnimalPatents.org</a><br><br><a href="http://www.BanPoundSeizure.org" target="_blank">www.BanPoundSeizure.org</a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
I hate living in the U.S.<br><br>
To where can I move?<br><br>
Any suggestions, anyone?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,090 Posts
I prefer if they could just jump ahead to cloning meat, instead of whole animals, but either way I think it's preferable to current systems. This will reduce animal suffering, so I support it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,067 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
I hate living in the U.S.<br><br>
To where can I move?<br><br>
Any suggestions, anyone?</div>
</div>
<br>
Scandinavian welfare states. But there's more government interference there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Scandinavian welfare states.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
Is that where you live? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
But there's more government interference there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
Hmm.. I guess I could give it a try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,009 Posts
Another good reason to go vegan. If they aren't going to label it as coming from a cloned animal, I'm not buying any more milk.<br><br><br><br>
This might be a stupid question, but why do they want to clone these animals to make milk and meat? Is it easier than breeding them?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,524 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
I hate living in the U.S.<br><br>
To where can I move?<br><br>
Any suggestions, anyone?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
It's not just the US, I'm afraid.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,524 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>snownose</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Another good reason to go vegan. If they aren't going to label it as coming from a cloned animal, I'm not buying any more milk.<br><br><br><br>
This might be a stupid question, but why do they want to clone these animals to make milk and meat? Is it easier than breeding them?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br><br><br>
There's a good bit of work toward cloning the muscle rather than the whole creature. Vat-O-Meat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,067 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Is that where you live? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"></div>
</div>
<br>
Yeah, and looking at the US it almost makes me feel patriotic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah, and looking at the US it almost makes me feel patriotic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
</div>
<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I don't blame you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
I saw this on the news tonight, I was going to post this. All I can say is...I'm glad I'm vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nigel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't know if I could handle living in a land of scary clowns.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
OMG that make me LOL!<br><br><br><br>
I need to read up on this cloning crap, as I still don't get it. On second thought, maybe I don't want to understand?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,079 Posts
I heard about this a few weeks ago and posed the question to my omni friends at work...'would you buy/eat products from cloned animals?'<br><br>
I was surprised that most of them had no problem with it as long as they knew that it came from a cloned animal and was labelled accordingly. I don't know why I was surprised, but I guess when you are a meat eater, if you are able to 'look the other way' as to how the meat is processed, you don't care much where it comes from!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,670 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>berrykat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
maybe the risk of getting cloned meat will cause more people to go veg?</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
That's what I'm hoping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top