“Concerns about the health and welfare of recipient animals gestating and giving birth to clones and about the short, medium and long-term health and welfare of cloned farm animals provide compelling reasons to consider cloning unethical on cost-benefit grounds.”
A widely recognised specialist in animal welfare science and ethics has raised questions around the cloning of horses.
Dr Madeleine Campbell, an honorary lecturer with London’s Royal Veterinary College, discusses a series of issues around horse cloning in a review published online this week in the journal, Equine Veterinary Education. Her piece is entitled, “Is cloning horses ethical?”
Campbell qualified as a vet from the college in 1996 and completed a doctorate in equine reproduction in 2003. She completed a masters degree in medical ethics and law in 2012 and was this year recognised as a European specialist in animal welfare science, ethics and law by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine.
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