[permaculture] [Fwd: Oppose cloining animals for food

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Wed Jan 31 21:53:24 EST 2007

Allan Balliett wrote:

> Isn't it the case that cloned animals still have shortened lifespans? 
> (I don't mean shortened by the butcher!) And, overall, they do not 
> thrive? Local news covered a clone dairy. The owner was very angry 
> about the money he spent on cloning. Most of his clones were only 
> shades of their 'moms' and, although he got into cloning for a diary 
> operation, he said that he wouldn't want his own children drinking 
> clone milk.
> My point: we do not knowingly eat animals that are not well nor do we 
> drink milk from unhealthy animals. Isn't that what clones are? Just 
> the foreshortened lifespan w.b. 'weird' enough to say 'unclean'!
> Am I wrong about the 'unknown longevity issues' of clones?

Ask in Sanet and Joe Cummins will probably have credible information on this.

Its more about longevity of the flow of money to the purveyors of this technology than
harvesting livestock that would otherwise have normal lifespans.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Venaura Farm
lfl at intrex.net

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