Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering

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Position Statement

Whereas genetic engineering has profound effects on humans, animals, plants and the environment:

  • Humane Canada™ is deeply concerned about the rapid increase in the ability to manipulate living organisms through genetic engineering, and its concomitant ethical implications.
  • Humane Canada™ believes that transgenic manipulation denies the intrinsic value, nature and meaning of each species of living thing and is therefore strongly opposed to the manipulation and patenting of such animals.
  • Humane Canada™ supports stringent regulatory controls on the biotechnology industry and urgently seeks national and international debate by government, industry, animal protection organizations and the public on the ethical, environmental, economic and social implications of genetic engineering.
Read our position statement on genetic engineering.
Genetic engineering
Humane Canada (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) is Canada's federation of SPCAs and humane societies, representing the largest animal welfare community in Canada.