European consumers reject cloned animal meat

16-10-2008 | |
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.
Eurogroup 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.”
To view the summary of this survey, click here

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