Law’s Sharona Hoffman talks about cloning pets and ethics

Yes, you can clone your pet, but do you want to?
Next AvenueSharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, discussed the ethical concerns of cloning animals, including the use of surrogate animals to grow the embryos and the overwhelming numbers of animals languishing in shelters for lack of homes. “You’re putting a lot of lab animals through medical procedures that are unnecessary, that are not of benefit to them, and can harm them,” she said. “You must harvest eggs; you must have pregnant animals.”