• 08-SEP-2015

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

MEPs say 'no' to cloned animals on the EU market

Today, the European Parliament backed a proposal to prohibit the cloning of animals for farming purposes in all Member States. The cloning technique aims to obtain a genetic copy of an animal for the reproduction of its special characteristics but his process would have serious consequences in terms of animal welfare.

The Socialists & Democrats worked hard to establish a system of traceability which – in addition to cloned animals and embryo clones- would involve cloned animals descendants and the whole genetic material.

This HD broadcast package contains 2 b-roll videos with:

  • Extracts of the plenary vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg
  • Interview with MEP Clara Eugenia Aguilera Garcia (natural soundbites in ES, EN subtitles available)
  • Recent stock shots on animals used for farming activities