2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC312
Submitter : Dr. Robert Smith Date & Time: 01/03/2007 02:01:50
Organization : Dr. Robert Smith
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
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I am impressed that you managed to release these recommendations during a time when the average American consumer is not engaged (during the Holiday season). Please note, that whatever "science" exists behind your decision, there is also an important moral and ethical problem for some of us. I, for one, WANT to know that a food product is a result of a clone, so that I can avoid using it... on a religious basis. To approve the use of cloned animals in the food supply and fail to respect the religious beliefs of the public though proper labelling requirements is the equivalent of state sponsored religion... forcing those who morally object to cloning to participate in an immoral act advocated by those in the secular humanist religion who are trying to rule our country. Please assure that all such products are labelled properly. One would not call pork "beef" and sell it to Jewish people, would they? I know this decision is all about making profit for the cloning companies... I am a physician, was formerly in government, and know how the system works... with bureaucrats getting cushy consulting jobs after they "retire" on the public dole... those who made this decision will do financially quite well for themselves. But for the majority of the "folks", they just want to live their lives in respect of God, who created life. They won't make a profit from it, so why would it hurt the government to require labelling of cloned animal products so that the little folks can live their lives at peace with the Lord?