Cloning can provide outstanding benefits, improve medical healing technology, and provide society with, “the most productive, healthiest animals.” According to P.W. McRandle in his article, Clone on the Range, a recent poll showed that, “59 percent of respondents wouldn’t buy food from cloned animals or their offspring, even if the FDA said it was safe.” However, the consumer would have no idea which meats were cloned. The IFIC doesn’t force the meat industries to specify which meats are from cloned animals, so all the meats are put together on the market. This could lead to problems in the future.
The issue of cloning relates to the theme of CHA because the issue intersects with the rights, privileges and responsibilities of individuals and society. First, individuals that claim they would never buy food from cloned animals or their offspring should ask themselves if their reasoning is a legitimate fear. Society also has the right to know what kind of meat they are buying, and therefore have a responsibility to uphold that right by petitioning that the meats are labeled separate. Even though some people will still refuse to buy the cloned meat, the prices between each shouldn’t vary. That will only lead to an outrage by the lower-middle and poor class for only being able to afford second-class meat. Buying a regular meat shouldn’t be a privilege for the rich
The meats should be labeled and separated. Even though this will cause a drop in sales, society has a right to know what it’s purchasing. According to the FDA there isn’t a problem with most cloned meat. They are the professionals, why should anyone without a specialty in the field argue against their tests and judgment. I’m pulling for the use of cloning to help not only in the meat department, but in the medical department as well.