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