Cloned cows a no-show at next week's BIO

Every annual meeting of BIO is attended by some protests, and this year's upcoming gathering in Boston is no exception. Boston police asked Iowa-based TransOva to scrap plans to bring in two cloned cows to the meeting next week, out of fear that the bovine imports would trigger animal rights protests. (There was also a little problem with the exhibition hall's rules on live animal appearances.) It's doubtful that official appeasement can keep all the protesters away, though. American animal rights groups may not use the radical tactics on display in the UK, but they can be loud.

- read the report from the Boston Herald

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