European consumers reject cloned animal meat
The European Commission recently commissioned a survey
to help it decide whether it should approve the controversial practice of
cloning animals for meat within the EU.
According to a Eurobarometer survey, almost 6 out of
10 people (58%) in Europe feel that animal cloning for food production should
never be justified.
The survey also revealed that 43% said they were
“not at all likely” to buy food from cloned animals, while 41% said they would
not consider products from the offspring of cloned animals.
for Animals has reportedly welcomed the survey and urges the Commission to
propose a ban on animal cloning for food.
Sonja Van Tichelen, director
of Eurogroup for Animals: “Our society does not need food from cloned animals,
especially not when it leads to more animal suffering. Consumers want natural
and healthy food, not Frankenstein food. We urge the Commission not to ignore
these citizens' concerns by ensuring cloning for food does not take place in the
EU and those products will not be imported.”
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