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Would you pay $150,000 to clone your dog or cat?
A woman in the States just did.

Would you?

Even if it was cheaper and affordable?

(I'll try to find the press report link and post it as a supplement).
asked in clone, pets, dogs

Messerwisser answers:

If $150,000 was that easily affordable to me as for that lady - why not?
But it is a hypothetical question and I probably could find better use for the money.

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Topaz2308 answers:

If you had asked me before Christmas then yes I would have cloned my dog if I had realised how ill he was and what a shock it was to have him put to sleep. Now however after a little time I realise no as it still wouldn't be him and I would be forever comparing the new one to him and that would be unfair on both of us.

I would however bred my next dog so I had one of their actual litters to keep on the same family line.

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tracieboo answers:

I love Mika dearly, but no, i wouldn't clone her, she is unique and i want it to stay that way.

Plus, have you seen that film where they clone the little boy? he turns out to be a right fruit loop....mika is nutty enough as it is without cloning her and getting an even nuttier dog!!

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seacommander answers:

Most definitely not. All my pets have been loved for their individuality. With so many unwanted pets awaiting re-homing this would seem to be a most unethical way to spend money. If this sum of money was so insignificant an amount to somebody then it might be better donated to an animal shelter - assuming they had to spend it on an animal.

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siasl74 answers:

Nope - is foolishness, even though the science behind it may help in the future treatment of diseases/ailments (not that I'm advocating the cloning of whole folks for spare parts, but it may be that individual organs can be cloned).

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athenabs13ohe answers:

No never , heard this a couple of days ago. Much as i love all my boys to bits. I could never ever clone them.
Reasons, 1 Remember Dolly the sheep, she didnt live that long and she got ailments lot sooner than a normal born sheep
2. it goes against nature, if nature wanted to be cloned, she make sure animals would suffer deformites etc.
3. Mother Nature as given us, insects etc, to prociate so all species live on.
4. My main worry is this, how do they know after parting with all that money its a cloned dog.!!

Supplement from 01/30/2009 03:41pm:

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wumpus answers:


I can get another cat for £30 from the RSPCA, or free from another source.

A lot of the fun of owning a pet is developing a bond with it.

You'd have to do that with a cloned one too.

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imfeduptoo answers:

Yes, I'd have my parrot cloned because my husband would be so devastated if he died.
I'd have to lie and tell him he was at the vet's and when I brought home the new one, hopefully Mr too wouldn't notice any difference.
It's a bit steep at $150,000 but you can't put a price on happiness.

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