Are Cloned Steaks Ethical? What About Kosher Bacon?


The FDA is about to approve the sale of meat and milk from cloned livestock and their progeny. How do various religions react to the idea of chowing down on endless series of steaks from the clones of award winning steers? For most, according to the Washington Post, it seems that if it was all right to eat the original animal it should be all right to eat its genetic equivalent. But what about putting some pig genes into a cow? Does that mean that the cow is not kosher or halal? One other hand, what if on some distant day it becomes possible to create a cud chewing pig with cloven hooves? Would such a pig produce kosher bacon and ham?

Whole Post story here.