Its pretty cool Discussion Forum: The Debate: Cloning Babies and Pets: Its pretty cool
Dustin56 on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 03:24 pm:

umm i would clone my cat under extreme circumstances like if it was dieing or something because it would kind of give me the chance to have one just like it.

By Devshb on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 08:09 pm:

a clone is not a duplicate. the clone may look similar, or have 99.99% (or even 100%) similar dna, but it's not the same as the original.
Even on a clone, the fur patterns would be different from the original from what I understand.
It might have a totally different temperament than the original, too. There are too many variables; cloning the dna is only half the story.
Surely it's easier to just go to a pet shop and pick out another animal with the same temperament/looks as your original pet ?!

Besides which, cloning to keep "a dead pet alive" is a non-starter, and, let's be honest, pretty damned sick; it implies an unwillingness to accept death, and if you can't accept death as a natural phenomenon that you have to deal with then you have something wrong with you. People should learn to accept death instead of constantly trying to avoid the subject.
From the moment that you are conceived, your death is the one thing in your life that you know for a fact will happen one day; get used to it, because although you might be able to delay it, you can't stop it.

By Yoko OLeonin on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 - 09:30 pm:

I wouldn't want exact clones. My dog died a few years ago and I miss her dearly. She never had puppies, therefore she left only memories as her legacy. I wish someone would come up with a way to "clone" a part of your pet into offspring, just as a living dog would have puppies that weren't exact duplicates in looks or personality and only have half of her genes. Though I highly doubt it will ever be posible to breed a dead dog without having frozen eggs or sperm...which is another ethical dilemma all together.

By Trish on Monday, June 10, 2002 - 12:13 am:

why would anyone wan't to clone a pet,when the animal refuges are brimming over with pre-loved pets that no body want's them a big favour and take one of them home instead.they can't replace a pet thats passed away but they can fill the void with love.

By Daria Johnson on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 12:38 pm:

Trish: If you had a pet that you absolutely loved and had since a child wouldn't you want to clone it? You were familiar with that animal and sometimes you compare a new pet to it, which wouldn't be fair to that pet.... if cloning was available and you could have a pet as genetically close to the first you'd probably do it.

By Street_boy on Friday, August 8, 2003 - 10:22 am:

u have to give me a photo plzzz

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