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    Cloning pets????

    I read an article this morning that was talking about very rich people cloning their deceased pets. You know.....that creeped me out. All I could think of was Stephen King's Pet Semetery book from years ago. I know I couldn't do that, I'd rather meet him at the Rainbow Bridge.

    It got me thinking, if you could clone one of your beloved deceased pets would you do it?
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    No, I don' t think so. even my lovely Loki I lost when he was 17 yrs old. I think it would be creepy. maybe my great great grandchildren would think this option great!

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      Nope.....I'm happy with the memories.....just WAY to creepy!
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        People who clone animals expect the clone to have the same personality as the original, and that is seldom true. They are genetically alike but personality is molded more by circumstance and reaction.
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          Oh that is a tough question. My dog died last year and after having many many dogs before that I can honestly say he was the best, and the perfect dog for me, so if money was no object I might actually be tempted to do it. But part of me also thinks the whole idea is kind of weird, in the be careful what you wish for category.

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            No I wouldn't. I kind of understand it for live stock and endangered species though.
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              Originally posted by auntstuff View Post
              People who clone animals expect the clone to have the same personality as the original, and that is seldom true. They are genetically alike but personality is molded more by circumstance and reaction.
              Agreed!

              It is a slippery slope. Even though they are genetically alike, they are not the same! And so many things can go wrong!
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                No, I wouldn't. I understand about endangered species though.

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                  #9
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                  Sometimes the thought crosses my mind because our pets just don't live long enough. But no I wouldn't actually ever do it. I'll wait for the Bridge and see which one of our girls ends up being the "queen" on the other side

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                    No, but I do agree with nativetexan; for generations of the future, cloning favorite pets would likely be commonplace.
                    I also agree with what auntstuff said. I think that we inherit certain lots of tendencies for good and bad things and that a combination of our environment, circumstances and other inherent and outside factors can trigger certain tendencies to 'click on'.
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                      If I were to have cloned Maggie then assuming the clone was also female, I would have to name the clone: "Maggie Version Two Point Oh".

                      Naw...to much of a mouth full!

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                        Another problem I never see mentioned is what about all the pets waiting to be adopted? If everyone started cloning not only would they be disappointed by expectations of an exact replica, they are cheating themselves out of knowing another great pet down the road. Nope, to slippery a slope.
                        Same goes for people. someday they will openly try that and want to convince us all our great minds who invented things, created masterpieces, etc. should be cloned so it can continue. But that is too much like trying to play God.

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                          I loved my fur babies dearly. I don't think I would want to clone either of them.

                          The cost of cloning 'pets' was mentioned yesterday in reference to Barbara Streisand cloning her dog- was over $100K. To me, that's just nuts. How much good could have been done with that money, but I don't have to worry about having that kind of cash to just throw away on a pooch!
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                            We had our dear Lily for 17 years & it took us to our knees when she passed. She was a Rat Terrier & a holy terror:-) She loved killing DH's chickens & hated a bath. As much as I loved her I wouldn't clone her, it just wouldn't be the same. I would get another one that looked like her though.
                            It has taken 4 years to decide to get another dog. We was looking for another Rat Terrier but when we saw Ryker it was love at first sight. He is an adorable & smart Doberman & we will love him dearly but there will never be another dog that has our hearts like Lily did.
                            I agree that cloning seems a little creepy.
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                              #15
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                              No. just no. We just lost what I would call the near-perfect dog ever. still wouldn't clone her.
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