The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology released what it is calling its final issue paper in its series on Animal Agriculture's Future Through Biotechnology. The latest paper titled "Ethical Implications of Animal Biotechnology: Considerations for Animal Welfare Decision Making," looks at genetic engineering, mammalian cloning and public perceptions.
The authors discuss three broad categories of ethical issues associated with animal biotechnology, including the impact on the animals themselves, the institutions and procedures that govern the research and applications within the agrifood system and the relationships between humans and other animals. Topics examined include ethical issues, religious views and regulation.
The paper is available at www.cast-science.org/websiteUploads/publicationPDFs/CAST%20Ethical%20Perspectives%20Issue%20Paper%2046169.pdf.