2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC414
Submitter : Miss. Kara Deutsch Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:00
Organization : Miss. Kara Deutsch
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
The FDA's decision to provide products from cloned animals is inherently wrong and misleading. Consumers are allowed to know what products from animals are organic, but not allowed to know what products will be from cloned animals. What about rights in consumer choice. Cloning is morally and ethically wrong, even though done on animals the practice is not right. We are making science the maker of life-and we are not talking about talking about artificial insemenation, but rather taking a living being and copying it. you cannot copy living beings, they have a free will and some may even agree a personality. Allowing cloned animal products on the market is merely a way of making this complacent in the american society. A way to introduce this into the "normal" practice, when in fact there is nothing neither normal or natural about it. There are many facts stating that cloned food has been found to be safe, where are these reports, have they been made public. It seems to be a topic that has been in the background of the news and general public knowledge and now suddenly it has been decided to integrate this technology into our food market without knowledge to the public of the goods they are consuming. The moral and ethical factor is problem number one and should be addressed as such. The next problem is the economic factors, farms that could be forced out of business by massing cloning farm operations. Farming is a difficult enough life for the people who do it, and now we will only make it more diffucult by introducing cloned animals. The small farms will not be able to thrive if this travesty is allowed and it will only succeed to make it more difficult for the family farm. I ask that you reconsider your decision to introduce this product to the consumer, first because it is wrong. People will be uninformed on their choices...everyone is supposed to be afforded their rights in this country, and it seems like those who uphold the most moral and ethical standards are always the people who are neglected to be informed. Second i ask that you reconsider because of the small farmers who will be forced out of business, once perfected this cloning would take over conventional farming as we know it, the family farm would die. And finally i do not believe the public has been sufficiently informed of the process or findings. Please reconsider your decision.