Besides, even if they do ever get it to work perfectly, there's still the problem dramatically reducing the gene pool.
Incorrect. What, they're going to kill off every non-clone cow and replace them with clones?
We've seen what happens when this has been done with crops, endangered species etc.
Yeah... cause all our crops are gone? Don't know where you're going with that. Besides, genetic manipulation has increased yields dramatically.
And endangered species? What the hell does that have to do with anything? If anything, that bolsters the case for genetic manipulation. An endangered species is genetically inferior to continue to perpetuate itself.
The susceptibility to disease increases exponentially with the prospect of the entire species being eradicated in short order (or the diseases being transferred onto humans).
Susceptibility to disease goes up with the threat of being killed? Where'd you get that one?
Then there's the risk of the genetic errors made by the cloning process causing further problems besides all the ones seen so far, and these causing problems in humans the way CJD did. Ah, but these are concerns for people that are a little more aware of the cases. ;)
Doesn't that go against your premise of "even if they do ever get it to work perfectly"?
Seriously, man, for all your pompous know-it-all posting, you don't seem to be as smart as you think you are.