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Briannj17
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charlie97
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Is Artificially Cloning Animals Ethical?

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Briannj17
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/15/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Briannj17

Con

I personally believe Cloning animals is unethical.

"Unethical: not morally correct" https://www.google.ca...

Moral: concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. https://www.google.ca...

Artificial Cloning: Reproductive cloning generally uses "somatic cell nuclear transfer" (SCNT) to create animals that are genetically identical. https://en.wikipedia.org...

R1: Acceptance. If Con needs clarification, ask for it here. Otherwise, no arguments.
R2-4: Arguments/Rebuttals
R5: Closing Remarks. You can address previous arguments, but don't offer new ones.

May the best debate win.
charlie97

Pro

Accepted, will be arguing against you.
Debate Round No. 1
Briannj17

Con

Thank you for accepting. Now first off artificially cloning animals is unethical because...

Animal Welfare
"When the FDA held a public consultation on animal cloning in November 2003, researchers reported a graphic list of problems for clones and their surrogate mothers in cattle, pigs, sheep and goats -- a string of developmental abnormalities and a host of deaths before, during and after birth. The animals being cloned exhibit grievous problems, such as cows with grossly enlarged udders, major leg problems and other forms of lameness. And these are the very animals trumpeted as success stories." *

Unnaturalness
Unnatural means something artificial which is what we are discussing here. Artificial Cloning is unnatural to the world therefore it is by definition unethical because we are sort playing God or someone with power over nature.

Diversity
One of the most important rules of selective breeding is that your must have a high enough level of genetic variation. Otherwise more problems will arise from inbreeding. This means cloning will cause problems also since genetic replicas are being made which cause the health problems we see in clones.

Fundamental Concerns
It can be argued that to produce replica humans or animals would go against Gods basic about the nature of higher forms of life. Artificial cloning is about predictability, replication, to exercise control, this contrasts with God's command to animals and humans to "Be fruitful and multiply". This argument would then mean that to artificially clone animals is wrong, no matter what it was used for.

Commodification
Money, money, money! One way that the government would use this is to make money off of it. However this would be one step too far to many people. With the many health problems arising in clones why would we want to buy it more than farm raised cattle? Also to create genetic replicas routinely, just for the sake of production convenience for supermarket would be a mass factory production scheme too far into the realm of living creatures. Therefore another unethical and immoral thing to do

Well I have stated some of the reasons that it is unethical to artificially clone animals. Now on to you pro to make a few arguments yourself.
charlie97

Pro

charlie97 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Briannj17

Con

Too much information? Extend.
charlie97

Pro

charlie97 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Briannj17

Con

Well right on then this makes my job easy. Extend.
charlie97

Pro

charlie97 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Briannj17

Con

Extend again.
charlie97

Pro

charlie97 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Briannj17 1 year ago
Briannj17
Sources round 1
*Pacelle, W. (2005, January 21). Is animal cloning ethical? Retrieved December 16, 2015, from http://www.sfgate.com...

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Posted by Briannj17 1 year ago
Briannj17
lol
Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
Tempting.
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