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Q: Would you clone your pet?

January 28, 2009 | By Robyn | 35 answers | Expired: 2058 days ago

Robyn

I don't think I would clone my dogs even though I love them so much. I still would know they would not the same dogs. I have read where some people have done this. So would you clone your pets if money were no object?

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Kristin C.
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Jan 28, 2009

As much as I would love to keep my horse with me forever, cloning does not guarantee that he would be the same. Environment impacts that and I did not have him for his first 11 years.. Besides he is NOT a purebreed, good pedigree or even semi good conformation. he is basically a FUGLY horse and I love him to death.. but there are too many animals in theis world that need a home to spend a fortune to duplicate another...

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Dstrykr
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Jan 28, 2009

NO. Only if we could duplicate what God initially created. I personally believe that anything that is cloned by man has not soul. I stand on the promise that God will restore all things to me and grant me the desires of my heart.

Can one really clone the soul and spirit of a man or animal?
Scary.

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VKiggins
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Jan 28, 2009

I think everyone one of us would love the opportunity to hold our pets again but I could not do this.

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Ginger G.
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Jan 28, 2009

Certainly not. It'll kill me when I lose my cat, but I'd never do this.

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Kash
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Jan 28, 2009

In a heartbeat.

I know it wouldn't be the same. That wouldn't bother me. I know it wouldn't exactly be a "do over", but I'd like the chance, the opportunity, to love him one more time.

Kash

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Rex2153
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Jan 28, 2009

I saw on the news where a couple did this at a price of $150,000 dollars-even if I had that kind of money-I would not do it. Why not spend that money on helping a shelter-people can do such foolish things.

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Anonymous
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Jan 28, 2009

Not a chance. It still wouldn't be the same animal, it would just look like it. The essence of any being is it's mind. The thoughts and emotions stored there are the product of years and years of experiences, which the new animal would not have. This new animal would not "know you" like your old dog, say, because it has never experienced anything with you. The clone would only look like your old dog, but it wouldn't "be" your old dog. What a terible waste of money when they could just donate it to a shelter and adopt a needy dog from there, who in all likelyhood would turn out to be just as good a pet as the original, just a different pet. Once something dies, you can NEVER get it back, cloned or otherwise. At least with today's technology. I hear Walt Disney is frozen and maybe they can bring him back someday. I just heard something on the news about that. I wonder if they're getting close to being able to do that?

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Jewel L.
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Jan 28, 2009

I would never clone my dog, no matter what you are messing around with something that should of never been done in the first place I believe it is wrong in all aspects & why anyone would consider this in the first place.

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Kavykeeper
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Jan 28, 2009

Absolutely not. Why "create" another animal while there are thousands out there needing homes?

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Peggy W.
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Jan 28, 2009

No - my pets all have their special traits - that's what makes them who they are and who I will remember them for. They can't be cloned or replaced.

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