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Would you consider having a beloved pet cloned?
If money were no object, cloning your pet?
Tall Mary

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Date: 1/12/12 11:24 AM

On TLC last night I watched a show which showed several people who had paid $50,000 per cloning procedure to have deceased pets replicated. I started thinking about how much I missed my one and only pet mini-poodle who passed away in Sept. 2011 and whether I would consider the cloning idea. My hubby said that he would. What do you think about having it done if you could afford it?
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Date: 1/12/12 11:34 AM

No. It's absurd and selfish, especially when between 3 and 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets and too few people adopt from shelters.
The last thing this planet needs is another dog when they are being discarded by the millions.

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Date: 1/12/12 11:36 AM

No. Unless of course, it died right on the verge of finding a cure for cancer.

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Date: 1/12/12 11:47 AM

I watched this also last night as I just lost my dog a week ago. I can understand the grief these people had. And the desire for have your pet back again. BUT you aren't getting your same pet back just a physical copy of them not a mental one as they are shaped as we are by our experiences. It was a little creepy how the cloned pets seemed to "know" their owners. But it's rather scary where all this could lead. And there are millions of animals that need homes. And upsets the balance of nature. But honestly if I had a spare $50K laying last week I definitely would have thought of it. I still miss my dog terribly and will for some time. But she's where she is supposed to be. This is all about the owners no thought given to the pets. We know nothing of he afterlife as we aren't supposed to and we shouldn't play God.

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Date: 1/12/12 12:11 PM

I wouldn't, and I wouldn't try to clone a beloved person either no much I was hurting because of their death. Aren't we all unique and worthy of being loved and remembered for our uniqueness? If copy-cats ran around, we'd become mass merchandise, easily disposed of, easily replaced--never cherished.

I am sorry for your loss.

Claudia

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Date: 1/12/12 12:16 PM

No, I wouldn't. As someone said, it's a body cloned, not the personality.

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Date: 1/12/12 12:24 PM

Each pet is unique. We have had many cats and one wonderful dog. If the original pet was cloned we would have missed out on all of the other ones we've had through the years.
Every animal we have had has been very special even though their personalities were different and all of them have come from shelters or just showed up at the door and adopted us.

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Date: 1/12/12 12:28 PM

No but I might clone myself, think of all the sewing I could get done while my other self deals with everything else! :)

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Date: 1/12/12 12:34 PM

I wouldn't either. I didn't see the show last night, but saw a teaser segment on Good Morning America yesterday morning. I understand the grief of losing a beloved pet. I'd love to have that pup-girl back with me, but that is just not how things work in this world.

After we recovered from our much-loved girl passing, we got another dog -- Bubba is so very different from Brandy. And I love him just as dearly. One thought that flitted through my brain while watching the TV segment was how much I would have missed by 'replacing' Brandy -- I would have never known the joy that is purely Bubba!

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Date: 1/12/12 12:52 PM

I would not have my sweet Ginger cloned, but I would definitely invest that kind of money into a way to keep her alive and healthy for a long, long time. She's 10 or 11 now, and is just starting to show a few signs of middle age. I told her the other day that it is not fair that she will not be with me the rest of my life. She will be my last dog, though. I know I could not go through the emotional hell of losing more than one....

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