Re: Count sheep, anyone?

Murphy (
Sat, 08 Mar 1997 20:42:34 -0500

Loren Haarsma wrote:
> George Murphy asked:
> > Is anybody giving any thought to the ethics of cloning non-human
> > species? Or do we just assume that anything goes as long as we aren't
> > dealing with homo sap?
> There are already widely (though not universally) agreed upon standards
> for treating research animals, food animals, and pets. Are there any
> issues raised by cloning that are not covered by these standards?

No specific problems about treatment, but is there any sense in
which animals of other species have any uniqueness which ought to be
respected by us? Is there anything problematic about cloning a pet
which has died & thinking that it's "the same" animal?