Re: 66 cloned cows processed for beef

Ross A. Finlayson (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 00:50:25 -0400

The inbreeding of livestock such as cattle over the past hundreds of years has led to a very limited genepool, not far from cloning anyways. The same holds for turkeys, chickens, and pigs, as well as laboratory animals such as mice and rats, which are bred specifically to be identical as possible.

Spike Jones wrote:

> Gina Miller wrote:
> > 66 cloned cows processed for beef in Japan
> > Kyodo News Service/Associated Press
> >
> > TOKYO, April 23 (Kyodo) -- A total of 66 cloned cows have been
> Criiiimony! They're cloning cows now? They *already* look so much
> alike I can scarcely tell one cow from another, so they *clone* em?
> {8^D spike

Preserve biodiversity!

Ross F.

Ross Andrew Finlayson
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